Draft education policy faces backlash over Hindi imposition, Tamil Nadu leaders warn of protest
Days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi's massive victory in Lok Sabha 2019 election, the Hindi debate has once again erupted in Tamil Nadu.
The draft National Education Policy, proposed by Ministry of Human Resources and Development on Friday, suggests teaching of Hindi in non-Hindi speaking states. However, there is no clarity if the state language will be taught.
The 500-page report states that non-Hindi speaking states would include the regional language, English and Hindi, while states, where Hindi is spoken, would have English and another modern Indian language in addition to Hindi.
"Students will be required to attain proficiency in discussing their major in at least one Indian language through an appropriate written project or presentation in that language," the policy says.