Amid towering rage over the draft National Education Policy, Indian Foreign Minister S. Jaishankar asserted that the Centre would not impose any language on the people
The newly sworn-in Minister of External Affairs, S. Jaishankar, on Sunday, reaffirmed that no language will be imposed on the people of India.
The statement came soon after vehement opposition broke out against the draft National Education Policy.
Submitted to the Centre on Friday, the policy instated Hindi as a compulsory subject till class 8.
Politicians and Ministers from across Indian states and parties have since protested against the emphasis on Hindi in the draft education policy.
The External Affairs Minister took to twitter to clarify, “The National Education Policy as submitted to the Minister HRD is only a draft report.”
“Feedback shall be obtained from general public. State governments will be consulted. Only after this the draft report will be finalised.”
He added, the Government of India “respects all languages. No language will be imposed.”