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CHENNAI: School students belonging to linguistic minorities in the State will have to study their mother tongue as a subject. A minimum marks, just as in the case of Tamil, will be fixed.
An announcement was made by Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi on Friday. Till now, there was no stipulation on the minimum marks for languages such as Urdu, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada. Associations representing the linguistic minorities had contended that the students were not showing any interest in learning their mother tongue because of this.
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