Proposed in 2013, no signs of ‘Urdu Council’

Proposed in 2013, no signs of ‘Urdu Council’

Srinagar: To promote the official language of the state, the J&K Government in 2013 proposed an autonomous body – the Jammu & Kashmir Council for Promotion of Urdu Language (JKCPUL). Four years after a high-level committee headed by former chief secretary Mohammad Iqbal Khanday gave concurrence to it, the proposal lies buried in official documents, […]

Researchers develop calligraphy-based Urdu font for the Internet

Researchers develop calligraphy-based Urdu font for the Internet

Srinagar: Native speakers of the Urdu language instinctively know that the language is read from right to left but the numerical values mentioned within an Urdu sentence are read from left to right. To the untrained eye, however, the Urdu language has a lot of rules and variations. The Urdu writing system is cursive so […]

Now, a choke on Urdu writers

Now, a choke on Urdu writers

SRINAGAR: In yet another move likely to be seen as highly controversial, Urdu writers in India have been asked to submit a declaration along with their books saying that their work ‘carries nothing against the government or the nation’. The forms have been issued by The National Council for Promotion of Urdu Language (NCPUL), which […]