Attack on Urdu: New policy set to frazzle the language in Bihar

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According to fresh guidelines, Urdu will be taught as an optional subject in secondary schools in Bihar and an Urdu teacher will be appointed in the school only after 40 students opt it as their subject.

By Hasan Akram

Bihar’s education department has eliminated the status of Urdu language as a regular subject in the syllabus of Bihar School Examination Board. According to its fresh guidelines, Urdu will be taught as an optional subject in secondary schools and an Urdu teacher will be appointed in the school only if 40 students opt it as their subject.

Earlier Hindi, Urdu and other languages were treated as mother tongues and a teacher of every mother tongue was appointed in schools. Moreover, the condition of certain number of students opting the subject did not apply for appointment of any mother tongue teacher, Dr Khalid Mubashir, assistant professor at Jamia Millia Islamia’s Urdu department told Muslim Mirror.

However, in a notification issued to all education officers in Bihar, the state’s education department said that teachers for six subjects inluding Hindi should be appointed in every secondary school. Moreover, a teacher of “second language” should be appointed in the school if 40 students choose it as their subject.  In its next circular, the department made it clear that Urdu will be treated as the second language and hence its teacher will be appointed only if 40 students choose it as their subject.

Prof. Mubashir said that it was “sad” that rules have been framed to eliminate Urdu like Persian and other languages. He urged people to raise voices for withdrawal of the education department rulings.

Similarly, representatives of several Muslim organisation have jointly called for withdrawal of the rulings and restoration of Urdu as a regular subject in the Bihar School Examination Board. The organisation include Muslim Majlis-e-Mushawarat, Jamaat-e-Islami Hind, Jamiat Ulama-e-Bihar, Imarat Sharia, Edara-e-Sharia and Jamiat Ahle Hadith.

18 thoughts on “Attack on Urdu: New policy set to frazzle the language in Bihar

  1. Students are already burdened with learning multiple languages. Why burden them more? Hindi and English are must subject in Bihar. No one should object to these two if they are Indians. Why burden them with another compulsory language? That too at the cost of tax payers.

  2. As you said *Hindi and English are must subject in Bihar. No one should object to these two if they are Indians. Why burden them with another compulsory language?*.
    Well, Why not it must be implemented in all over the India, why only in the Bihar?
    Since everyone living in the India, is an indian, very good. So, Why not frazzle ALL the languages all over the India, other than Hindi and English.
    So come on.

  3. Yadyapi Urdu ki arthi nikli, to India me Urdu ki cheeni-rahit bhasha kadaapi bhramit nahi hogi!

    He Prabhu!

    Shayar Mirza Ghalib in URDU:

    ”Bewakoofon ki kami nahin zamaane me;
    Ek dhoondo, hazaar milte hain! ”

  4. Country is suffering from covid- 19 and there is no proper medical policy victims are charged highly in hospitals GDP is low people’s are unemployment. Education Institutions are closed in this situation the government is bringing Education policy.
    What an idea sir ji

  5. Now you are making language allegations on Government , Shame on You , What will children do by learning Urdu , it will create much More Burden on the students

  6. Actually burden is education department, they seems to be illerate, dumb, many urdu books are translated in hindi and vice versa. Many hindu writers earned their living by urdu poetry, etc. They ate actually harming hindi.

  7. Sanskrit me do students bhi Hain to unko teacher appoint kiya jata hai Urdu bhi Hindustani language hai is ke saath na insafi ? Yek zamane mein Sanskrit upper class ko chod kar kisi ko seekhne ki ijazat nahi thi. Ab zabardasti seekhne per majboor Kiya ja Raha hai sab ko. Kiyun ? Urdu Sam logon ko bhasha thi, Hai, Rahegi. Ye hamare Desh ki modern & Sweetest lingua franka language hai.

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