SRINAGAR: All Parties Hurriyat Conference chairman on international mothers language day said that language had always played vital and central role in glorifying the civilized societies. Wednesday, Syed Ali Geelani said that different languages serve as great signs and symbols from Almighty Allah and It is a social movement built on the spirit to defend the rights to write in one’s mother language.
Referring to Kashmiri language, Syed Ali Geelani said that importance of Arabic, Urdu, and Persian can’t be ignored and any kind of ignorance or negligence towards these languages can prove disastrous for our specific Muslim identity. Geelani said that Kashmiri language was deliberately ignored and thus it is lagging far behind.
State has remained under foreign occupation since long and as such all political social economical including Kashmiri language remained unnoticed for long periods. Syed Ali Geelani said that it is educated class that nourish languages however we were unfortunate that our state was occupied by occupants and as such we were treated as slaves and with the result we failed to produce sheikh Noor u din wali (ra) like saintly and learned men. He was a man with mission who for divine purpose and religious teachings used Kashmiri language as a key media, said Syed Ali Geelani.
Mother tongues will serve not only to encourage linguistic diversity and multilingual education but also to develop taste for promotion of ethical values in society, said Syed Ali Geelani.
Commenting over the fast pace and present day scenario, Syed Ali Geelani said, that though literacy rate has touched its heights, however our intellectuals, writers, poets are still rhetoric about so-called progressive literature and restricted Kashmiri languages to romantic poetry and factionary work only. Languages are the most powerful instruments of preserving and developing our rich heritage, said Syed Ali Geelani & in his appeal to authors, scholars, poets and writers urged to contribute for revival of religious identification, moral values, rich social tradition and use this language for glorifying & promotion of resistance movement.
Pays Rich Tributes To Capt Nadeem Khateeb
Chairman All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Geelani paid rich tributes to Slain Capt. Nadeem. Syed Ali Geelani presided a special meeting at Tehreek-e Hurriyat office Hyderpora and said that his contribution is exemplary and he added a superb chapter in history of Kashmir.
Syed Ali Geelani hailed his services and special prayers were offered for Capt. Nadeem and martyrs of Jammu and Kashmir. We are proud of these brave hearts, said Syed Ali Geelani while recalling the sacrifices of Pilot Nadeem & said that we are duty bound to pursue their sacred mission till we achieve our goal. Other participants who paid their tributes include Peer Saif ullah, Altaf Ahmad Shah, Mohammad Yusuf Mujahid, Ab Hamid Magray and spokesman Ayaz Akbar.
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