New Delhi : The Rajya Sabha on Wednesday passed a bill to include Kashmiri, Dogri and Hindi as official languages of Jammu and Kashmir in addition to English and Urdu. The Official Language Bill of Jammu and Kashmir is the sixth bill passed in the upper house of Parliament.
Earlier on Tuesday, the Lok Sabha passed the same bill, which was introduced by State Minister for Home Affairs G Kishan Reddy in the lower house of Parliament.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah He described the passage of the Official Languages (Amendment) Bill of Jammu and Kashmir by the Lok Sabha as a momentous day for the people of the Union Territory.
‘J&K Official Languages Bill Speed Pass’
In one tweet after another, Amit Shah said under the law, special efforts would be made to develop major regional languages such as ‘Gojri’, ‘Pahari’ and ‘Punjabi’.
“With the passage of the Jammu and Kashmir Official Language (Amendment) Bill in the Lok Sabha, it is a historic day for the people of J&K.
“Under this bill, special efforts will be made for the development of major regional languages like ‘Gojri’, ‘Pahari’ and ‘Punjabi’,” he said.
The Home Minister further said that the bill would further strengthen the existing institutional framework for the promotion and development of regional languages.
“I thank the Prime Minister @NarendraModiJit for his commitment to restore the culture of Jammu and Kashmir through this bill, Jammu Jammu and Kashmir,” he tweeted.