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HC Dismisses the Plea Seeking Inclusion of Arabic and Persian Papers in Civil Services Exams

Jul 5, 2014 13:02 IST

    The Delhi High Court on 02 July dismissed the appeal that was submitted against the notification of Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) in which the Arabic and Persian language in the list of optional subjects for the civil service examination were excluded.

    Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice R S Endlaw were not ready to entertain the public interest litigation (PIL) that was filed by lawyer Shahid Ali. According to them the entire selection process of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) cannot be hampered due to this plea.

    The plea was arranged in response of the notification of 05 March 2014 by UPSC in which Arabic and Persian were excluded from the optional subjects list in group 2 as 'literature of languages' from the main exam of the civil services.

    The plea stated like this, “"On the one hand, the government claims, propagates and even recommends to include students of Madarsas and of minorities in the mainstream, but on the other hand have excluded these two languages, which shall result in creating complete deprivation of students having Arabic and Persian background from being included in mainstream."

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