news Saturday, August 02, 2014 - 05:30
The News Minute | August 2, 2014 | 10:57 am IST The Supreme Court on Friday issued a notice to the Maharashtra government asking them to restrain from setting up a Marathi-speaking school in the disputed Maharashtra-Karnataka border, states a report by The New Indian Express. The notice was issued on a plea of Karnataka and the Maharashtra government has been given six weeks to respond to it.   The court also observed how both the states were fighting the legal battle. “States are adopting tactics which are generally adopted by private litigants. A state should set an example on how litigants should behave", said the bench, as quoted by the report.  Recently, reports had surfaced of Karnataka police allegedly beating up some Marathi-speaking population in the state which was severely condemned by the Maharashtra Cabinet. On the other hand, Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister of Karnataka, T B Jayachandra said that politicians from Maharashtra used the border disputes for their political gain.

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