Make Kashmiri language compulsory in schools

Scores of candidates possessing degrees in Kashmir language Wednesday held a protests demonstration in press colony urging the government to make teaching the Kashmiri language compulsory up to high school level.

The protestors asked the government to implement the order passed by School Education Department sanctioning “extension of the teaching of regional languages, viz. Kashmiri, Dogri & Bodhi to classes 9 & 10 in all Government and Private Schools of the state”.

The protesting candidates had assembled under the banner of ‘Kashmiri Language Union Jammu and Kashmir’.

They demanded that the department should make arrangements for the teaching of the languages in all schools across the state from the next session. “Posts should be made available for teachers to teach the regional languages,” Sofi Hilal, General Secretary of the Union said.

“The move will also become a source of employment for the hundreds of Kashmiri language degree holders who are in search of livelihood,” Hilal added.

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