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HC stays Govt instruction on school signage

By City Correspondent

GUWAHATI, July 16 - The Gauhati High Court on Thursday stayed the instruction of the State education department for removal of the word �Moktab� from the signage of Jorhat Moqtab Adarsha Primary School.

In an order, the High Court has asked the education department to submit their reasons for asking the school to remove the word from the signage.

�As an interim measure, it is provided that the State respondents shall not demolish any structure or signage of Jorhat Moktab Adarsha Primary School so as to permanently delete the �Moktab� therefrom,� the High Court order said.

Earlier in June, the office of the Director of Elementary Education had decided to remove the word �Moktab� from the government-run schools. There are 63 government-run schools in Assam which have been using the Arabic term �Moktab�.

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