SRINAGAR A large number of Kashmiri writers Tuesday said that they will fight against the removal of Kashmiri language translations from MHRD portal.
Stating that the Kashmiri culture is an inclusive ethos the writers poets and social workers who met here at Tagore Hall said that they will fight any conspiracy aimed at damaging the traditional linguistic or cultural aura of Kashmir.
Terming the removal of Kashmiri Language from Sangam Portal by Union Home Ministry a political move initiated at the behest of some trolls’, the writers requested Home ministry to revoke the decision.
A galaxy of writers, intellectuals, poets and members from civil society attended an assembly hosted by Adbi Marjaz Kamraz Jammu and Kashmir, states largest Literary and cultural organisation, to take note of the issue. The event was moderated by noted artists broadcaster and former General secrecy AMK Muhmmad Amin Bhat. Amin said that Kashmiri Language is most important dimension of our cultural ethos that believes in inclusiveness of cultures and has equal importance for Muslim and Pandith communities.
Terming HRD Minstry’s move of removing Kashmiri language from portal as politically motivated, Amin said that issue was purely a linguistic issue which ministry should have referred to linguistic experts before taking any decision.
Bhat said that Pandits have equal responsibility as Muslims have to save and safeguard Kashmiri language.
He said The decision seems to be hastily taken at the behest of some trolls so we all will fight it tooth and nail in unison”.
Parvaiz Manoos representing Gujjar and Pahari community said that Kashmiri Language is the mother of all regional languages. Kashmiri Language is umbrella of all regional language so damaging this language means damaging all languages, Manoos said. Participants expressed anguish over the politics of culture and language and decided to fight any such political step that can be can be harmful for Kashmir identity and consciousness.
Vice President Kashmir Chamber of Commerce Dr Abdul Majeed Mir said that Cultural Identity is most important component of society that cannot be compromised at any cost.
He said that biased and motivated political moves and motives cannot be allowed to override our cultural consciousness.
Patron AMK JK Muhammad Ramzan (Mashal Sultanpori) who chaired the meet said that all the literary and cultural organisation are united at this time.
it is matter of language and identity and we will fight it together till its logical end ,said Mashal. Dr Rafiqe Masoodi former ADG Doordarshan,Gushan Badrani,Shahnaz Rashid,Khaliq Shams Gen Secretary AMK,Shabnum Telgami AMK also spoke on occasion. Among the others who spoke include Bashir Dada, Nisar Nadeem, Waheed Jeelani, Parvez Manoos, Mushtaq Ahmad Mushtaq, Advocate Shabir Ahmad Aariz, Gulshan Badrani, Shahnaz Rasheed, Shabir Hussain Shabir, Inayat Gul, Dr Shabnam Rafeeq, Muneer Masoodi, Nisar Nadeem, Imtiyaz Ahmad Bazaz, Maqbool Sajid, Dr Syed Iftikhar, Riyaz Anznoo and Nadir Ahsan.
Participants expressed their concern and resolved that the Union HRD ministry be approached immediately requesting it to restore the position of Kashmiri Language in Bhasha Sangam Portal without any loss of time. An action committee was framed to decide the further coerce of action in future if needed.
The members representing Maraz Adbi Sangam, Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industries, Maraz Kamraz Accaemy, Sanlab Adbi Ta Tehqiqi Markaz Banihal, Kashmir Markaz-i-Adab Va- Saqafat Budgam, Gulshan Cultural Forum Kashmir, Kashmir Music Club, Pahari Writers Foundation, Aaab-i- Rawan Kashmir and Members of Adbi Markaz Kamraz attend the event. President AMK Farooq Rafiabad presented vote of thanks.
Removing Kashmiri Translation From MHRD Portal Shocking: Tarigami
CPI (M) leader and former MLA Kulgam, M Y Tarigami on Tuesday said that the decision of Ministry of Human Resource Development to withdraw Kashmiri translations from its language-promoting portal Bhasha Sangam after objections from certain quarters was a move aimed to undermining the identity of Kashmiri speaking people.
In a statement he said, The MHRD ministrys move is a shocking decision as it has hurt the sentiments of Kashmiris. The objections raised by few people after which the decision was taken are bizarre. Greetings are generally devoid of religious connotations and raising objections over it is strange.
He said MHRD ministry should not have acted on the presumptions of a handful of communal minded elements, whose only motto is to divide the society on one pretext or the other.
The concerned authorities in the MHRD ministry must consult prominent writers and historians on Kashmiri culture, literature and language to clear misgivings created by divisive elements, he added.
The issues of script of Kashmiri language have been raised earlier also which were mutually and amicably resolved by the language experts and writers from both Kashmiri Muslim and Pandit communities after which the existing Kashmiri script in vogue was adopted which is now used by the university of Kashmir, Jammu and Kashmir academy of art, culture and languages, Northern Regional Languages center, Patiala, Sahatya academy and other cultural forays
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