Senior BJP leader Darakhshan Andrabi Wednesday thanked Central government for “accepting her proposal of approving Urdu, Hindi, Kashmiri, Dogri and English as official languages for J&K.”
In a statement, Andrabi thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi; Union Home Minister, Amit Shah, I&B Minister Prakash Javdekar and Minister of State in PMO, Jitendra Singh for accepting her “unique proposal” for including five languages as official languages for J&K.
“This is a historical decision of the visionary cabinet of the Prime Minster. I had submitted an elaborate proposal to the Union government which I am happy was accepted on merit,” said Andrabi. She said the decision was undoubtedly the government of India’s respect to the diversity of J&K.