Rising Kashmir NewsSrinagar
Eminent author and scholar Khalid Bashir Ahmad Saturday declined to be on the recently constituted State Council for Promotion of Urdu Language (SCPUL).
Khalid said, “This SCPUL is not the SCPUL which was conceived and recommended by the government appointed high level committee and approved by the government.”
He termed it as a typical Government appointed Committee where a conscious effort appears to have been made to create a balance among different regions of the State than focus on promotion of the State’s Official Language.
He said that: “I have come to this painful conclusion that the government order in question is an affront to the High Level Committee, the State Government, State Legislature and, above all, the Official Language – poor Urdu.”