No trilingual policy in TN, viral claims are false

Social media users are widely sharing a Tamil newspaper clipping. Users claim the government is implementing the trilingual policy in Tamil Nadu.

By Sabya Singh  Published on  26 April 2022 10:00 AM GMT
No trilingual policy in TN, viral claims are false

Hyderabad: Social media users are widely sharing a Tamil newspaper clipping. Users claim the government is implementing the trilingual policy in Tamil Nadu.

"The government is implementing the trilingual policy in the Tamil Nadu state curriculum," reads the English translation of the post.

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Fact Check:

NewsMeter found the claim made to be false.

We found a press release by the Tamil Nadu government dismissing the media reports of introducing a trilingual policy in the state government schools. The government clarified that the existing bilingual strategy will continue.

Tamil Nadu government said that Tamil will continue to be the mother tongue and English as a language to be connected with the world.

According to the Tamil Nadu (Learning Tamil Language) Act, 2006, every student is required to study Tamil as a compulsory subject up to the 10th standard. However, non-native speakers of Tamil such as Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, and Urdu have been studying their mother tongue, along with Tamil, as an optional subject.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.newindianexpress.com/states/tamil-nadu/2019/sep/25/linguistic-minorities-hail-tamil-exam-exemption-2038633.amp

Hence, the claim is false.

Claim Review:The government is implementing the trilingual policy in the Tamil Nadu state curriculum
Claimed By:Social Media Users
Claim Reviewed By:Newsmeter
Claim Source:Social Media
Claim Fact Check:False
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