Bangalore: Kannada Development Authority
on Friday appealed to Kerala Government to withdraw its circular
making learning of Malayalam the first language from first to
tenth standard in all schools in the border district of
The May 6 circular would cause hardship to students as
majority of those living in Kasargod are Kannadigas, KDA
Chairman `Mukyamantri` Chandru told reporters here.
In a federal system, states have to respect all
languages and Karnataka has been following this principle, he
It is not advisable to impose Malayalam on linguistic
minorities living in Kasargod, he said.
Chandru said he would request Chief Minister B S
Yeddyurappa and Minister for Primary and Secondary Education
Vishweshwara Hegde Kageri to write to their Kerala
counterparts seeking withdrawal of the circular.