On UGC Circular
The National Secretariat of the Communist Party of India issued the following statement on June 26, 2019:
The National Secretariat of Communist Party of India has demanded that circular issued by University Grant Commission (UGC) to impose Hindi as a compulsory subject in all undergraduate courses across India, must be withdrawn. Against the widespread unrest and protest in the country against the imposition of Hindi as a part of draft National Education Policy. Government had retreated its stand, but it seems that through this UGC circular another attempt to impose Hindi is being made. UGC looks more loyal to King than the King.
As this will leads further unrest amongst various linguistic groups, CPI is against such imposition of language in a country like ours with a rich diversity in language and culture.
Out of 29 states there are 10 Hindi speaking states in the country though with big population. Other states have their own languages. Ours is a multi-linguistic country. It should have a policy with consensus and acceptability as far as language teaching is concerned.
The CPI appeals to all sections of people involved in education to force the government to ensure that UGC withdraw this circular.