New Delhi, Sep 22 (UNI) On the passing of Jammu and Kashmir Official Languages Bill in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said that it was a momentous day for the people of the Union Territory.
Taking to micro-blogging site Twitter, he said ”A momentous day for the people of J&K as Jammu Kashmir Official Languages (Amendment) Bill was passed in Lok Sabha. With this historic bill…Long-awaited dream of the people of J&K comes true! Kashmiri, Dogri, Urdu, Hindi and English will now be the official languages of J&K”.
”Under this Bill, special efforts will be made towards the development of major regional languages like ‘Gojri’, ‘Pahari’ and ‘Punjabi’. Along with this, the Bill will also strengthen the existing institutional structure for the promotion and development of regional languages,” Mr Shah further said.
Thanking Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his commitment towards restoring the culture of Jammu and Kashmir through this Bill, he said that he wanted to assure the sisters and brothers of Jammu and Kashmir that the Modi government will leave no stone un-turned to bring back the glory of Jammu and Kashmir.
The Lok Sabha on Tuesday passed a Bill, under which Kashmiri, Dogri and Hindi, apart from the existing Urdu and English, will be the official languages in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.
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