Classical Language status to Kashmiri

January 1, 2012

AMK hails formation of committee

Adbee Markaz Kamraz  (AMK) has hailed the government decision of constituting a committee regarding granting  of Classical Language status to Kashmiri language.

After the hectic efforts of AMK to accord Classical Language status to Kashmiri language, a resolution was brought in the recent session of the state legislature in this connection. It resolved to constitute a committee under the headship of noted litterateur Muhammad Yousuf Taing regarding the demand of according Classical Language status to Kashmiri language. Few days back government announced the formation of the said committee headed by Mr Taing.

While welcoming the government decision, AMK appealed the committee to submit its report as soon as possible so that long pending demand of speakers of the Kashmiri language is fulfilled. AMK said Kashmiri language is one of the oldest languages of the world, being spoken since five thousand years, having its written word of fifteen hundred years and documented literature of eight hundred years.  Legendary sufi poet Hazrat Amir Khusru and writer and historian Hakim Charakha have referred to Kashmiri language in their work. “The language has a potential and all the elements of a Classical Language.  By declaring it as a Classical Language, Kashmiri would be strengthened,” AMK president Dr Aziz Hajni said.

Pertinent to mention that AMK in its “Annual Kashir Conference” held in Charar-e-Sharief in September last, formed a Working Group to work for according classical status to Kashmiri language. A resolution was also passed in this regard. With Dr Hajni as convener of the Working Group, Muhammad Yousuf Taing, Muhammad Shafi Pandit, Rukhsana Jabeen, Brij Nath Betab and Aijaz Ahmad Kakroo are its members.

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