Jammu, July 4 : Rasa Javedani Memorial Literary Society (RJMLS) has lambasted the state government for not installing the sign boards outside government offices written in Urdu Language as the language in the official language of Jammu and Kashmir State.
According to a statement issued here today, a meeting of RJMLS executive body was held under the chairmanship of its president , Professor Shohab Inayat Malik.
Lambasting the state government for not fulfilling its promise and not installing Sign board outside the government office, Prof. Shohab said that state government had promised that Urdu being the official language of Jammu and Kashmir state and all the departments will be directed to install sign boards outside their offices written in Urdu , but after the gap of more then 10 months the government has failed to implement its orders.
Reiterating its demand for setting up of Urdu academy in Jammu and Kashmir, RJMLS president said that if government would not consider this demand, the RJMLS along with other sister organisations would launch an agitation for the cause.
Malik said in 1996, the then Chief Minister, Dr Farooq Abdullah, had assured that the Urdu Academy would be set up at Sidhra, Jammu. “The blueprint was also prepared and submitted to the then Education Minister, Mohammad Shafi Uri, but till date nothing has been done in this regard,” he added.
All the members urged upon Chief Minister Omar Abdullah to announce an Urdu Academy in Jammu.
The members further demanded creation of Urdu teachers vacancies in various colleges and schools of the State where not a single teacher have been posted to teach Urdu to the students.
Prominent among who attended general body meeting include Bashir Bhaderwahi, Aseer Kishtwari , Prof. NA Malik, MK Bajngroo, Anand Lehar, Amin Banjara,Mumtaz Kouser, Tanweer Ahmad, Dr Dawood Iqbal Baba,Ravi Thakur, Imran Farooq , Puja Chowdhary and Nowsheen Khan.