First time Hindi to be recognized as official language of Kashmir, read details

Ever since Article 370 has been revoked a lot of developments and changes have been made in Jammu and Kashmir.

Before the revocation, Urdu and English were the only recognized official languages of the region.

The Union Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday approved the Jammu and Kashmir Languages Bill 2020 which will make five languages—Urdu, Hindi, Kashmiri, Dogri, and English—the official languages of the region.

Taking everything into consideration, the government has accepted the long pending demand of the region for the inclusion of Dogri, Hindi, and Kashmiri as officials languages in J&K said Union Minister Jitendra Singh.

“It is not only a fulfillment of a long-pending public demand of the region but also in keeping with the spirit of equality which was ushered in after August 5 last year,” he told reporters.

Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar told the press, “We have decided to introduce the Jammu and Kashmir Official Languages Bill 2020 in Parliament, under which five languages—Urdu, Hindi, Kashmiri, Dogri, and English—will become official languages. This has been done based on demand by the people.”

He also added that more information about the bill would be revealed once it is brought to the Parliament.

Union Minister Jitendra Singh said, “I want to thank the Prime Minister for giving his consent for the inclusion of Dogri, Hindi, and Kashmiri in addition to the other two existing languages as official languages for the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir. Suffice to say that it is not only a fulfillment of a long-pending public demand of the region but also in keeping with the spirit of equality which was ushered after August 5, 2019.”

the Modi-led government-sanctioned nine medical colleges in Jammu and Kashmir. In addition to that, two AIIMS were also sanctioned for Jammu and Kashmir.


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