The Karnataka High Court on Friday passed an order to frame charges against Primary and Secondary Education Minister Visveswara Hegde Kageri in connection with a contempt petition on language policy issue.
A Division Bench, comprising Justice Manjula Chellur and Justice Jagannathan, passed the order against Kageri who is also one of parties in the petition and posted hearing of the case to December 17.
The petitioner, a private school in Bangalore, wanted to start an English medium school and had filed an application before the government which was neither accepted nor rejected as the language policy case was before the Supreme Court.
Challenging government's "inaction" in their application, the school had filed a writ petition before the High Court. Since the matter had not been stayed in Supreme Court, the petitioner requested for executing the High Court order passed in July last year striking down the language policy.
The government, however, contended that since the state had filed an SLP before the Supreme Court praying for quashing of the High Court order on language policy, it would wait for its judgement.