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Students Islamic Organization of India (SIO) has urged the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) to reconsider its decision of not allowing the option to choose foreign languages such as Arabic, French and German in Civil Services exams.
Sawar Hasan, Secretary General of SIO, has expressed that not allowing to opt these languages as optional paper in Civil Services Main exams will “undermine” students who are learning or researching the foreign languages in Universities across India. He also added that it is “a huge setback” for those students.
“It is true that such languages are not a part of the eighth schedule of the Indian Constitution; yet, in a note that must be taken by the Commission, the equality of opportunities to appear in UPSC examinations cannot be denied to any language students enrolled for studying such languages within Indian University Campuses,” he explained.
“At the same time, it is also important that many of these thousands of students are studying these subjects aiming to appear for the UPSC-CSE. Besides, the commercial and other strategic functions of all these languages cannot be spared at any passing moment.”
The organization also intends to take forward the issue along with the support of students, parents and minority leaders, in case the Government does not take it seriously and resolve the matter.
A delegation lead by Sarwar Hasan and accompanied by national secretaries Shariq Ansar, Khaleeq Khan and Limseer Ali submitted a memorandum to UPSC Chairman and conveyed the apprehensions and demand.