The Hyderabad High Court on Monday directed the Andhra and Sri Venkateswara Universities to submit details regarding admissions to Sanskrit, Urdu, Telugu and English courses from 2015-16 to the current academic year. A division bench comprising Acting Chief Justice Ramesh Ranganathan and Justice K. Vijaya Lakshmi dealt with two separate PILs filed by Syed Rahamathullah of Kadapa and Shaik Khader Hussain of Chittoor.
The bench stated that if the governments and parents did not encourage children to study languages, they would go extinct. It pointed out that unless students were offered some incentives, they would not opt for language courses. The petitioners challenged GO No. 30 issued on June 30, 2017, by the AP government eliminating Persian, Arabic, and Urdu courses from the curriculums of both universities.
As carried in DC