TN thrusting Tamil language on Muslims – Laments Jihadi organisation

published on May 3, 2010

‘TN thrusting Tamil language on non-Tamils’

CHENNAI: Indian National League (INL), a Muslim organisation – on Saturday charged the ruling DMK government with attempting to thrust Tamil language on non-Tamil students in the State in the name of Common School System.

Briefing newsmen here on Saturday, Syed J Inayathullah, president of TN unit INL said, more than one crore people including 30 lakh Urdu speaking Muslims would be affected by the government’s move.

“The new system of education denies opportunities for non-Tamil students to learn their own regional language.

Therefore, our children would be confined only to English and Tamil,” he claimed.

Pointing out that there are 400 Urdu schools in the State, he wondered how the students would be able to grasp Tamil literature, when students with Tamil as mother tongue were facing difficulties in learning the language.

Moreover, Inayathullah raised apprehensions that taking a cue from Tamil Nadu, other States in India may restrict teaching Tamil in their schools. “At present, Tamil is being taught as a subject in several States including Delhi, UP and West Bengal for the benefit of Tamils residing there. But, the DMK government’s move to restrict other regional languages from being offered as subjects in schools here, would lead to ego clash, resulting in removal of Tamil subject from school syllabus in other States,” he noted.

He said, instead the government can introduce threelanguage formula system, where students have the option of studying a regional language apart from English and Tamil. Otherwise, they can also earmark Part II of language subject for other regional languages.

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