BANGALORE: The Karnataka Unaided School Managements’ Association (KUSMA) on Wednesday said it will file a contempt of court case against the government if it does not register all schools falling under the purview of the association as English-medium schools by the end of September.
S Sathya Murthy, vice-president of KUSMA, told reporters that though the association had submitted applications last month to the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) seeking registration of the schools, the government has not taken action. “The Supreme Court, in its ruling, has dismissed the state government’s position that the mother tongue/regional language should be the medium of instruction. Even the review petition that they had filed was not given importance. They are obligated to accede to our demand,” he said.
K V Dhananjay, KUSMA’s legal counsel, said block education officers, when asked about the applications, have been giving feeble excuses, saying they have not received the Supreme Court directive and/or that the judgment report is very long and they need more time to go through it.