The tweet of Smriti Irani where she wished Kashmiri Hindu community in Kashmiri language not only brought a wave a happiness for the community but also reminded Bharat that Kashmiri/Dogri is the official language of Kashmir. Her tweet indirectly also last out at the ones who were trying to super impose Urdu in Kashmir.
On 2nd April, the Minister of Women and Child Development of India, Smriti Irani wished New Year to the Kashmiri Hindus in their Kashmiri language. Smriti Irani in her tweet wrote “Tohi sarnie Navreh Poshte. Lassiv bassiv te navviv. Nav varee nirnaw routt te frooch.” She got lots of praise from netizens for choosing Kashmiri language to wish New Year. Her tweet also reminded Bharat that Kashmiri/Dogri is the official language of Kashmir. Her tweet indirectly also last out at the ones who were trying to super impose Urdu in Kashmir.
Few months ago, Mahua Moitra in her speech pointed out at the BJP government and alleged that the government is repeatedly trying to superimpose Hindi language in Kashmir which is not native to the region and trying to suppress “Urdu” language in the region. She stated “Urdu” as the language of Kashmiris which doesn’t hold a mole of water.
Mahua Moitra should know that Urdu is not the language of Jammu & Kashmir. Kashmiri and Dogri are the languages of people who live in Kashmir. majority of people in Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir speak Hindi. Hindi isn’t being imposed. Urdu was being superimposed by Islamists upon the people of Kashmir. Sharda script is native to Kashmiris but the so called seculars always go up to turn a blind eye when he comes to speaking up to revive the script.
The Jammu and Kashmir Official Languages Bill, 2020 which was introduced in Lok Sabha on September 22, 2020 stated Kashmiri, Dogri, Urdu, Hindi and English are the official languages of Jammu & Kashmir and nowhere Hindi replaced Urdu as the first and official language of Jammu and Kashmir.
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