"I have got to know about Supreme Court order. I am yet to get details about it, once I have details we will decide on further course of action," he told reporters. (JPN/Agencies)
Siddaramaiah was reacting to the Apex Court’s judgment that government cannot impose mother tongue on linguistic minority for imparting primary education.
"Once we have order copy with us, we will discuss it and see what is to be done legally," Siddaramaiah said.
A five-judge Constitution Bench headed by Chief Justice RM Lodha, on Tuesday said, "State has no power to compel linguistic minority to impart primary education by compulsorily imposing regional language."
The bench, also comprising Justices AK Patnaik, SJ Mukhopadhaya, Dipak Misra and FMI Kalifulla, was hearing the issue which had come before the Apex Court as two Karnataka Government Orders of 1994 making mother tongue or regional language compulsory for imparting education from class I to IV, had come under challenge.
Former chief minister and Leader of the Opposition in the Legislative Council DV Sadananda Gowda said, "I urge the CM to call a meeting of political leaders, legal and language experts to discuss about this Supreme Court verdict."
"We will together have to find out a solution to this in order to safeguard our culture and its values," he added.
Several pro-Kannada organizations have urged the government to file a review petition in this regard.
"I have got to know about Supreme Court order. I am yet to get details about it, once I have details we will decide on further course of action," he told reporters.