Include Gojri in 8th Schedule: Hakla

Excelsior Correspondent
POONCH, Nov 13: Shamsher Hakla Poonchi, a prominent Gujjar leader and intellectual of Jammu and Kashmir has appealed the Lieutenant Governor of J&K UT, Manoj Sinha to approach the Government of India with the recommendation that Gojri language be included in the 8th Schedule of the Constitution of India. This would ensure the development and spread of Gojri language, he added.
Shamsher  Hakla in a statement issued here, today said that the Gojri language is being spoken by a very large number population of Gujjars and Bakkerwals of Jammu and Kashmir the number of which goes over many lakhs which in no way could be ignored. Keeping in view the demand of such a huge number of population of Gujjar and Bakkerwals of J&K the inclusion of Gojri language in the 8th Schedule of Constitution of India, is most genuine and justified, he added.