Writ Petition against Compulsory Malayalam Study
An argument against teaching feudal languages
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S Y N O P S I S
On the 25th of January 2011, the Kerala Cabinet, led by Chief Minister Mr. V. S. Achuthanandan approved in principle the report of the R.V.G Menon Committee on compulsory teaching of Malayalam in all schools in Kerala.
The election manifesto of the Marxist Party of India that came out in March proclaims that if the left front comes back to power, Malayalam would be compulsorily taught to all students in Kerala.
The UDF government which came into power after the election also continued this decision. On 06-05-2011, the Kerala Education department issued an order to the effect that all schools in Kerala are to compulsorily teach Malayalam to all students residing within Kerala.
However there has been a certain other communist party in India, the SUCI (Socialist Unity Centre of India), which has consistently fought for the right of the people to study English.
The contention of the petitioner is that Malayalam is feudal language, supportive of the Janmi-kudiyaan social relationship and contains a large number of negative aspects. It should not be imposed on individuals who are not disposed to learn it.
The petitioner is an informal researcher on the codes in languages, and its effects on social communication, society and individuals.
The petitioner has produced two separate research papers on this aspect of languages, with special emphasis on Malayalam.
The research papers are available for free download online. Their titles are:
1. March of the evil empires; English versus the feudal languages
2. Codes of reality! What is language?
The contention of the petitioner is that the Order dated: 06-05-2011; MS NO: 103/11; Department of Public Education is in violation of Article 14 of the Indian Constitution.
1. Compulsory imposition of Malayalam will deny equality before law, because all the citizens will not be treated alike in Malayalam.
2. All citizens will not be extended protection by the law in the same manner.
3. No person can be compelled to study any academic subject in any particular language alone.
4. Nobody should be forced to learn any specific language, unless he or she has an affinity for that language.