Jammu: Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) legislator, Dr Gagan Bhagat on Wednesday said that he has moved a resolution for the upcoming session of the state Assembly to bring the status of Hindi language at par with Urdu in the state.
Talking to Kashmir Reader, Dr Gagan Bhagat said that after observing the anger among Jammu youth over inclusion of Urdu as compulsory subject in the state level examinations, he decided to take some steps for Jammu youth.
“I feel that inclusion of Urdu as compulsory subject is sheer injustice with the youth of Jammu as they never study the language in their entire academic career,” he said.
Urdu is official language of the state.
He said that without challenging sanctity of the language he has moved a resolution seeking “same importance to Hindi”, which is also the national language of the country.
“I am not challenging any language as it integrates people from different regions, but my concern is that people of Jammu are unaware of the Urdu language,” he said and added that his resolution seeks induction of Hindi and Urdu language in schools across the state from class 6thto 9th so that every individual gets acquainted with both state as well as national language.
Meanwhile, terming the decision of sacking law officers in the state as “unilateral”, Dr Gagan Bhagat said they strongly condemn the decision and had lodged protest with the chief minister for taking “arbitrary decisions” without taking coalition partners into confidence.
“We have lodged our protest with the chief minister for sacking law officers, who had filed a petition in court wanting implementation of ban on beef. We have also sought roll back of the decision, which has to be done,” he said.
The leader said that PDP has stakes in Kashmir so it has to deal with the issues very meticulously so that the situation remained peaceful.