After several months of uncertainty, 17,000 native Telugu students studying in Tamil Nadu schools finally heaved a huge sigh is relief with the Madras High Court's order. In a much welcomed order, the High Court stated that all the 30,000 minority students studying in Tamil Nadu must be allowed to write their annual exams in their mother languages.
The Madras High Court's decision gave a fresh hope to the native students of Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam and Urdu and other minority languages who have been severely distressed with Tamil Nadu government's compulsory Tamil education GO. The Madras High Court's Divisional Bench under the chairmanship of the Chief Justice lashed out at Jayalalithaa's government following a petition filed by the Linguistic Minority Forum which alleged that the students of minority languages are at the brink of losing a valuable academic year.
In September, Jayalalithaa passed the compulsory education in Tamil GO which made it mandatory for all the minority language students to give their exams in Tamil and not in their mother languages. The decision invited severe outrage and protests from linguistic associations and even political leaders from AP, Telangana and other states. - See more at: http://www.gulte.com/news/44523/Madras-HCs-Relief-To-Telugu-Students#sthash.geWV6Usi.dpuf