By: Altaf Hamid Rao MIRPUR (AJK): The civil society of Kashmir on Friday ridiculed the withdrawing of Kashmiri translations from online portal of the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) in Indian-Occupied Jammu Kashmir and said that the move is tantamount to ignoring 98 percent of Kashmir speaking people, says a report reaching here Friday from across the line of control.
“It is pertinent to mention here that “MHRD” has withdrawn Kashmiri translations from its language-promoting portal — Bhasha Sangam — after Kashmiri Pandits objected to the version of the language it put out”, the reports said.
However, the civil society said that they will expose intend behind the move. “Talking to reporters in occupied Srinagar on Friday, a civil society member, Shakeel Qalander said that the move was aimed to appease two per cent of Kashmir migrants who speak Kashmiri language but at the same time this ‘bizarre step’ was also tantamount to ignoring 98 percent of Kashmiri language speaking people”, the report said.
He said that “We object the move and Kashmiri Pandits being only two per cent have been appeased by the authorities, which speaks about their negative role to the particular community.”
Qalander said that this move has disappointed them as New Delhi don’t leave any stone unturned to hurt their sentiments of a particular community day in and day out, according to the report.
“This move is in fact another step of alienation between local population and New Delhi,” he said, adding that “such moves will make people of Jammu & Kashmir to rethink about their relation with New Delhi”, the report said.
“We will definitely expose the intentions behind the move, which is a Hinudtva move,” he said. Dr Sheikh Showkat Hussain, Professor Law department Central University Kashmir told media in occupied Srinagar that the move is aimed to thrust Hindutva ideology over Jammu & Kashmir.
He said Kashmiri Pandits in past were also writing the language in same script as it was written by the Jammu & Kashmir Muslims. Dr Sheikh Shoukat further added that they way Taj Mahal was given different colour, Kashmiri language is targeted in the same pattern and termed it a ‘short sited mentality’. He added that the alienations will get multiplied on ground due to such kind of moves and it will add more fuel to the fire, the report concluded.