Srinagar: Former Congress Union Minister, Prof. Saifuddin Soz, today said has written a letter to HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar to cancel the order for removal of Kashmiri Language from ‘Basha Sangam, a statement issued here said.
“Soz wrote strongly to HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar to cancel the order that is purported to have been issued by your ministry for removal of Kashmiri language from ‘Basha Sangam’.
Soz informed Prakash Javadekar that a section of the press in Kashmir has carried a story prominently that since some Kashmiri pandits approached the ministry to remove some words that bear reference to Kashmiri Muslims’ salutation ‘Asalamualikum’ and couple of other words and ministry reportedly removed Kashmir language from ‘Basha Sangam’.
Soz argued with Javadekar that such an action should not have been taken just because a couple of people, who pretended to represent a community and instead certain knowledgeable people and the State Govt. should have been consulted openly on the matter, the statement said.
Soz pleaded strongly with the Minister that if such an order has been issued by the ministry, the same should be cancelled forthwith.”