New Delhi, September 2
The Union Cabinet on Wednesday authorised a invoice beneath which Kashmiri, Dogri and Hindi, other than the prevailing Urdu and English, would be the official languages within the union territory of Jammu and Kashmir.
Announcing the choice at a information briefing, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar mentioned the Jammu and Kashmir Official Languages Bill, 2020, will likely be launched in Parliament within the upcoming Monsoon Session.
The Bill obtained the Cabinet nod on Wednesday at a gathering presided by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The minister didn’t disclose additional particulars saying the Bill be debated in Parliament quickly.
Union Minister Jitendra Singh mentioned the federal government has accepted the lengthy pending demand of the area for the inclusion of Dogri, Hindi and Kashmiri as officers languages in J-Okay.
“It is not only a fulfilment of a long-pending public demand of the region but also in keeping with the spirit of equality which was ushered in after August 5 last year,” he advised reporters. PTI