The incarcerated Ameer of Muslim Deeni Mahaz (MDM) Dr Muhammad Qasim today alleged that Urdu was not given its proper due which is matter of concern.
"The rulers in Jammu Kashmir are promoting other languages here at the cost of Urdu. This is a very concerning matter," a spokesman of t MDM, in a statement today, quoted Dr Qasim as having said.
"Language is not only a means to communicate it is the basic constituent of religion, history, culture and identity of any nation and people," Dr Qasim said, adding that "We appeal to the scholars and intelligentsia to come forward and work to protect Urdu in the state. They can form forums to the language. The people at the helm of affairs in private schools are requested to promote Urdu thoroughly."