JK News Today
Jammu, January 28:
Punjab Chief Minister Capt. .Amarinder Singh has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging him to include Punjabi in the list of official languages in J&K as the language has a historical link in the region since the times of Maharaja Ranjit Singh.
This step has been widely appreciated by the Punjabi language lovers here. There has been a persistent demand in J&K for inclusion of Punjabi language as an official language.
The letter pointed out that “ Jammu and Kashmir was part of Punjab during Maharaja Ranjit Singh. Punjabi was one of the vernacular languages in those times when Jammu and Kashmir acme into existence as an independent state. Punjabi was a widely spoken language in the State Punjabi is now is the mother tongue of the Punjabis in Jammu region and is also spoken by the Punjabi community living in Kashmir Valley.
Capt. Amarinder Singh in his letter has asked the Prime Minister to tell Ministry of home affairs to include the Punjabi language in the official languages list in J&K, as its exclusion has caused” avoidable resentment “ amongst the Punjabi community in J&K.