Look Into It
It is unimaginable, a language spoken by over ten million people is undermined in its birth place by an organization that was born to promote it. Such things cannot happen in a vibrant society conscious of its linguistic and literary traditions. An epistle sent recently by a responsible functionary of Jammu and Kashmir Academy of Art, Culture, Language and Literature to the head of the organization about the plight of Kashmiri language might have come as a rude shock to many a littérateur but what is amazing is that it is yet to wake up people in the government. The functionary in his communiqué, published in this newspaper also, besides leveling various allegations about the top brass in the organization having been apathetic towards this language - that for its rich and profound literature could be compared with any major international language - has also highlighted how the language was subjected to discrimination. It is a hard reality that now for over two decades the people at the top in Academy have been considering this important organization as their fiefdom and have been appointing people in violation of rules and regulations. In 2007, no less than Chief Minister was placed in the dock for appointments made in the organization in violation of norms. The missive by a senior functionary of the organizations should not be brushed aside but looked into for ensuring promotion of all languages spoken in the state without sacrificing the interests of one or the other. While one calls upon the government and president of the organization to look into the allegations contained in the communiqué there is also need to reevaluate and reassess the functioning of various sections of the organization. In fact there is lot of overlapping in the working of the organization the government at certain stage had rightly contemplated converting three different wings of the organization viz art, culture and languages into three different organizations independent of each other on the national pattern. The proposal needs to be reconsidered.
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