Leader of Opposition Manohar Parrikar while accusing the government of issuing the circular over Medium of Instruction without application of mind, said it was illegal and demanded its immediate withdrawal.
Speaking to media persons, he said the 10th June 2011 dated circular was against the Right to Education Act, Education Act and also the Education rules and alleged that school managements will pressurize parents to opt for the language of their its choice.
Besides, he said the circular fails to address the fate of the original medium of instruction in case the school opts for English as the medium of instruction.
He also pointed out that there are not sufficient qualified teachers to teach in English medium.
While demanding that the circular be withdrawn immediately, he also hinted at moving the courts to challenge the same.