Reports say the Narendra Modi-led Government of India will be seeking a cabinet green signal for a proposal recommending formation of a National Council for preservation and promotion of Kashmiri language and using Devanagiri and the near-extinct Sharada scripts. Until the proposal is concretised, one can speculate about the move only on the basis of the reigning political atmosphere. A permanent switch to Devanagiri script has been a demand of Kashmiri Pandits. Muslims want to stick to the official Nastaliq script. Thus, a communal faultline already existed along this seemingly linguistic issue. Any plan to supplant Nastaliq script with Devanagiri is, therefore, fraught with the potential of adding one more issue to an already burgeoning list of problems confronting Kashmir. The proposal is problematic even if it is only meant to give official sanction for Devanagiri as an alternate script, primarily to pander to the ethno-linguistic aspirations of Kashmiri Pandits. Pitching two scripts against each other will not help the development of a language in decline. It will only reinforce the existing divisions. If you are giving a sense of victory to one community, it will only come at the cost of the sense of defeat for another, although both have done nothing spectacular for the preservation and furtherance of the language.