SIO Telangana wins the case for online classes in Urdu

High Court of Telangana in its ruling today has ordered the state government to start online classes in urdu medium also on par with Telugu and English media. The ruling came after a PIL was filed by Mr. Abdul Sami, an activist of SIO Telangana. The ruling is expected to address the concerns of thousands of students belonging to urdu medium who were being denied the chance of continuing their education in online mode.

Ever since the pandemic spread and the lockdown was announced every sector of life had gone haywire, especially the education sector which was was the hardest hit. Even as of now, with more than half of the academic year getting passed away there’s hardly any certainty on the exact schedule of academic activities. Continuing the education in online mode was the only other option left in the current scenario. Even the government had started the process of broadcasting classes and lectures through various online platforms for the benefit of the students. But unfortunately for the reasons best known to the government it had decided not to broadcast the classes in urdu language leaving the urdu medium students high and dry. The studies of the thousands of urdu medium students were at stake by the insensitive step of the government.

Representations and notices in this regard went unheeded. This was when the Telangana chapter of Students Islamic Organisation of India stepped in and decided to approach the courts of justice.

A PIL was filed by Mr. Abdul Sami pleading to address the concerns of urdu medium students, in the High Court of Telangana. After hearing both the sides, the bench ordered the state government to immediately start the broadcast of lectures and classes in urdu language also. A wave of joy spread through the urdu community as soon as the verdict was announced. Especially the students of urdu medium heaved a sigh of relief over the judgment, as they would now be able to carry out their studies on par with their peers in other mediums.

Speaking on the occasion Dr. Talha Faiyazuddin, State President SIO Telangana said that it’s shameful that the students had to approach the courts for continuing their education. The government at the first instance should have considered the interests of the urdu medium students and created tools and means for urdu medium students on par with other medium students. It’s very insensitive on part of the government for having neglected the future of thousands of students. While welcoming the verdict he assured the students irrespective of their mediums that SIO would stand with them on the forefront and utilise every possible venue to address their issues.

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