Free to choose medium of instruction

The Hon’ble Supreme Court, in the case of State of Karnataka & Anr v. Associated Management of (Government Recognised – Unaided – English Medium) Primary & Secondary Schools & Ors, (2014) 9 SCC 485, held that the right to freedom of speech and expression under Article 19(1)(a) included the right of a child to be educated in the medium of instruction of her choice (or on her behalf, her parent’s or guardian’s choice). Further, it observed that such a regulation would violate the fundamental right of the unaided schools to do business under Article 29(1) and 30.