“This decision of the central government is the acknowledgment of the diversity of J&K”: Andrabi
Srinagar : Chairperson of Waqf Development Committee of Union Minority Affairs Ministry and BJP Spokesperson Dr Darakhshan Andrabi today thanked Central government for accepting her proposal of approving Urdu, Hindi, Kashmiri, Dogri & English as the official languages for J&K. She thanked Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, Home Minister Shri Amit Shah, I&B Minister Shri Prakash Javdekar and Minister of State in PMO Dr Jitendra Singh for respecting her unique proposal for including five languages as official languages for J&K. “This is a historical decision of the visionary cabinet of Prime Minster of India. There were many numerous in J&K in print & electronic media and social media about the official language bias being propagated to divide people. I had submitted an elaborate proposal to the Union government which I am happy was accepted on merit,” said Dr Darakhshan. She said that this decision is undoubtedly the GOI’s respect to the diversity of the unit called J&K.