[lg policy] KASHMIR-Neglect of Language Policy

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at GMAIL.COM
Wed Jun 13 19:15:46 UTC 2012

KASHMIR-Neglect of Language Policy
Vol - VII No. 48, November 25, 1972 | Balraj Puri

Neglect of Language Policy and language are the two main focal points
of popular aspirations in India. Failure to satisfy them or re-
concile such aspirations of different groups has been a major cause of
political tensions in the country. In the case -of Jammu and Kashmir
state, attention is certainly paid to the religious susceptibilities
of its people. But like any other people, religion does not exhaust
all the emotional urges of the Kashmiri people. Kashmiri Muslims, for
instance, are not merely Muslims, they are also Kashmiris. Likewise
Dogra Hindus are Hindus as well as Dogras. What stands in the way of
full satisfaction of the aspirations of the people and their
integration into a harmonious composite whole is the language policy
of the state.


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