SRINAGAR, Dec 27: Kashmiri Language Union (KLU) today protested here seeking promotion and preservation of Kashmiri language.
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Scores of people associated with the union hailing from various areas of the Valley assembled at Press Enclave here holding banners and placards which read “Kashrin Henz Pehchan, Kashir Zaban Kashir Zaban” and “Save Mother Tongue of Kashmir”, sought Governor administration’s intervention in preserving the mother tongue of Kashmir by making it compulsory subject till higher secondary level in all educational institutions.
The protesting persons appealed the administration including Director of School Education, Ghulam Nabi Itoo to implement the order that states that Kashmiri language should be made compulsory till higher secondary level throughout the State including Chenab valley.
They said despite approaching several authorities, nothing was done for the preservation of the Kashmiri language. “In order to implement Kashmir language, we have met several concerned authorities but there were no initiatives taken by the authorities till now,” Hilal Ahmed, a protestor said.
“We visited various schools of the Valley and unfortunately it was found that Kashmiri subject was not taught. Kashmiri language, which is known as “Mother Tongue of Kashmir” is now dying and we are losing our identity day by day. We have our emotions connected with this language but unfortunately nothing is being done to preserve this language,” he said.