Hindi to be compulsory up to eighth standard? SC to decide today

New Delhi: The Supreme Court Monday will on Monday hear the plea filed by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Ashwini Upadhyay seeking a direction to make Hindi a compulsory subject nationwide for students up to class eight.

Upadhyay said that the study of Hindi should be compulsory for students of Class I-VIII in all schools across India, in order to promote fraternity, assuring dignity of individual and unity and national integration.

In his plea, Upadhyay referred to various constitutional provisions and non-execution of the three-language formula enunciated in the 1968 National Policy Resolution.

He argued that at the time of framing and adoption of the Constitution, it was predicted English will continue to be used for executive, judicial and legal purposes for an initial period of 15 years but it didn’t happen.

Senior Advocate Harish Salve will argue the matter.