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‘What steps were taken to save Marathi schools?’

Nagpur: Peeved over dwindling number of Marathi faculties in the town, the Nagpur bench of Bombay high court docket on Monday requested the civic frame what steps it had taken to save lots of them from closure.
A division bench comprising justices Ravi Deshpande and Vinay Joshi also directed the Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) to provide an explanation for its stand on oldsters, who're prepared to confess their wards into Marathi faculties.

The court docket’s directives came whilst listening to a PIL by means of Bhartiya Durbal Samaj Vikas Sanstha through its president Liladhar Kohale and secretary Dheeraj Bhisikar. THe respondents had been instructed to respond inside of 4 weeks.

The petitioners, through recommend Ashutosh Dharmadhikari, knocked HC’s doorways after it came to fore that NMC had closed 34 of the 81 Marathi faculties due to loss of scholars.

Even the Maharashtra government had admitted this fact all the way through the meeting consultation in July whilst replying to a starred query by means of MLC Anil Sole and others. Then, minister of state for home (urban) Ranjit Patil informed that scholars from those faculties had been adjusted into close by NMC faculties, as mandated by means of the RTE Act.

He advised that those faculties will have to be transformed into semi-English medium to attract scholars.

The petitioners contended that due to apathy of the government and civic frame, Marathi faculties are dying a sluggish loss of life and no concrete steps had been taken to save lots of them.

Last 12 months, some oldsters, school directors and social workers organized a signature campaign to save lots of those faculties. They accumulated over 1,000 signatures and submitted it to NMC, however later denied to accept it. The petitioners produced about 20 oldsters in Monday’s listening to who're prepared to confess their children in Marathi faculties.

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