Beaconhouse School System announced its discipline policy, imposing a ban on speaking Punjabi within and outside the school property while phrasing it a foul language.

According to a circular issued by the school’s Sahiwal Boys Campus on August 22, the headmaster banned the use of foul language in the school.

“Foul language is not allowed within and outside the school premises in the morning, during the school hours and after home time. Foul language includes taunts, abuses, Punjabi and the hate speech,” the circular read.

Beaconhouse School System announced its discipline policy, imposing a ban on speaking Punjabi within and outside the school property while phrasing it a foul language. According to a circular issued by the school’s Sahiwal Boys Campus on August 22, the headmaster banned the use of foul language in the school. “Foul language is not allowed within and outside the school premises in the morning, during the school hours and after home time. Foul language includes taunts, abuses, Punjabi and the hate speech,” the circular read.

Soon after their announcement, people shared their point of view on twitter:

Punjabi is a language, spoken by 44% of the nation and it is being criticized as a foul language. The moment this news went viral the Beaconhouse School System responded to this criticism: