While hearing the Public Interest Lawsuit filed by Arjunan Elayaraja’s where he stood up for implementation of NEP 2020 educational institutions across Tamil Nadu, the Madras High Court said that teaching Hindi as a third language alongside Tamil and English in educational institutions would not do any harm.

Then Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami had not agreed to follow the three language policy in the educational institutions in Tamil Nadu. Regarding the language policy many political parties in Tamil Nadu including current ruling government, DMK protested against the policy and accused the centre of imposing Hindito Non- Hindi speaking states.Regarding this Arjunan Elayaraja filed a PIL. Arjunan Elayaraja’s took a stand that the government of the state can’t reject the installment of NEP 2020 in the state and 3 language policy needs to be implemented.

While hearing the case the acting Chief Justice Munishwar Nath Bhandari stated that “If you give the option of three languages to the students, only then will they be in a position to opt for one or two or three. If everybody is opting for Tamil, (it is) fine. There is no difficulty. But they should be having the option to go for English or Hindi or any other language they require,”. He posed a question to the state government that what is the difficulty in learning Hindi or Sanskrit. Justice Munishwar Nath Bhandari further added that lack of knowledge of Hindi might cost jobs to the youths of Tamil Nadu.

It must be noted that many political parties in Tamilnadu try to create a rift between the Tamil and Hindi speaking people in the persuit of vote bank and petty politics

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