Er Rasheed condemns decision to remove Kashmiri language from ‘portal’

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SRINAGAR: Condemning HRD ministry for allegedly withdrawing Kashmiri translations from its language promoting portal ‘Bhasha Sangam’, AIP president Er Rasheed on Friday said the move was yet again an evidence that New Delhi doesn’t understand the sentiments and emotions of people of Kashmir”.
In a statement issued here on Saturday, Rasheed said: “Citing the reason that few Kashmiri Pandit scholars and journalists had objected to the script for the reason the version of the Kashmiri language was being used and spoken by Muslims in the Valley, is deplorable and condemnable.”
“There can be nothing unfortunate than the fact that those Kashmiri Pandits who had objected to the Kashmiri script are in fact not Kashmiris,” Rasheed lamented.
Condemning the decision of HRD ministry, he said that the ministry should not have followed the dictates of “self-styled Kashmiris”, adding that the objection raised by a “section of Kashmiri Pandits” spoke of their “sick mindset”.
Rasheed urged cultural, social and political organisations to raise their voice against the HRD ministry decision and said “on one side New Delhi claims to be caring much for people of Kashmir but on the other side doesn’t tolerate even their mother tongue”, the statement added.