Jaishankar assures `no language will be imposed’

Minister of External Affairs S Jaishankar assured that the Centre ‘respects all languages’ and ‘no language will be imposed’. He also stated that the general public and state governments would be consulted before taking a final call on the three language system.

“The National Education Policy as submitted to the Minister HRD is only a draft report. Feedback shall be obtained from general public. State Governments will be consulted. Only after this the draft report will be finalised. GoI respects all languages. No language will be imposed,” he tweeted amid the increasing protests over the issue.

In a similar move, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar had issued a clarification over the matter. Addressing the media, he said that the committee had only prepared a draft report and no decision has been taken on implementing it, asserting that no language should be imposed on anyone.

“The committee has submitted its report. The draft has been prepared but government has not taken any decision. It is just a misunderstanding. We will only take a decision after feedback on the draft has been received,” he reportedly said.

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