AMK to launch campaign for promotion of Kashmiri language

Srinagar, Nov 4: Adbee Markaz Kamraz (AMK) today decided to launch a concerted campaign and form a comprehensive strategy for promotion and preservation of Kashmiri language and literature.
Meanwhile, an eleven- member committee was set-up to take-up different issues of the language with the government.In a statement a spokesman of AMK said in an effort to galvanise all sections of society vis-à-vis the “language movement,” AMK held a detailed interaction with civil society in a conference here.
Representatives of different sections of society, including academicians, lawyers, teachers, businessmen, former administrators, conservationists and doctors participated in the conference.
During the threadbare discussions, various proposals were put forth and several decisions taken for the promotion of Kashmiri language and literature. He said the conference while extending wholehearted support to AMK, resolved to be active part of its “language movement.”
“To take up the issues of Kashmiri language directly with the government, including teaching of the language in the 9th and 10th classes, an eleven-member committee was set up which would be meeting the Chief Minister as a first step of the strategy,” the spokesman said.
The members of the committee are: Prof Rahman Rahi, Prof Muhammad Zaman Azurdah, Ghulam Nabi  Khayal, Zaffar Iqbal Manhas, Zareef Ahmad Zareef, Shehzadi Simon, Prof C L Vishen, Shakeel Qalandar, Nusrat Bashir, Dr Aziz Hajni and Dr Shujaat Bukhari as joint convenors.
“It was decided that those political parties who will not support the promotion and preservation of Kashmiri language and culture, shall be taken on jointly by the AMK and the civil society. The conference was unanimous to oppose any move to change the Persio-Arabic script of the language, while as it was resolved that cultural aggression from government or non-government forces shall be resisted will all the force,” the statement said.

Lastupdate on : Sun, 4 Nov 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Sun, 4 Nov 2012 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Mon, 5 Nov 2012 00:00:00 IST




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