Saturday, November 27, 2021

ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ

spot_img
yes punjab punjabi redirection

Lokan Da Channi

Channi 8

Bijli Bill

36000

Sada CM

Hunarmand

Mera Ghar

Kisan Karza

Markfed Sept to Nov

Innokids Green

Bringing in Hindi excluding Punjabi in J&K comes from Hindu Nation project: Sikh intellectuals, Literary bodies

- Advertisement -

Chandigarh, Sept 8, 2020 (Yes Punjab News)

Sikh intellectuals and Punjabi literary organisations today condemned the introduction of Hindi language for the first time in Jammu and Kashmir while simultaneously excluding Punjabi and other widely spoken native languages and emphasised that it has blatant manifestation of the Modi government’s design of imposing Hindi cultural hegemony on the non-Hindi areas to facilitate the building of Hindu Rashtra.

Declaration of Hindi as an ‘official language’ in the constitution in 1950 and extending lavish funds and official patronage for its steady promotion has de facto projected Hindi as a ‘National language’.

Hindi and its culture has inundated and eaten away the erstwhile Punjabi speaking areas like that of Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Rajasthan. The Central government’s is also out to decimate the living and spoken languages of minorities to be replaced by Hindu Brahamincal language Sanskrit which has never been a spoken language in Indian history.

Now, Jammu and Kashmir Official Language Bill 2020, passed by the Union Cabinet presided over by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 2 September has added three languages- Hindi, Dogri and Kashmiri- to already officially adopted languages of Urdu and English. The Bill is likely to taken up in the coming Monsoon Session of Parliament.

Dogri has been the dialect of Punjabi language like other different dialects of Punjabi clubbed as Pahari spoken language. Jammu adjoins Punjab and is only 15 km away of Sialkot city of Pakistan Punjab. Besides that Jammu and Kashmir have been the part of Maharaja Ranjit Singh’ Khasla Raj who had promoted Punjabi language officially till 1850. There are about 5-6 percent Punjabi speaking people in Jammu and Kashmir with half of them Sikhs.

Describing the Central government move as “divisive and political stunt” the Sikh Vichar Manch said with Akali governments aligning with the ultra nationalist BJP, Punjabi language has steadily been losing ground to Hindi in Punjab itself. The Badal regime failed to implement official status of Punjabi despite the fact that they got power in Punjab because of Punjabi Suba achieved by the Akali Dal after a struggle of two decades.

Signatories to the statement are: Prof. Sukhdev Singh Sirsa, General Secretary Kendri Punjabi Lekhak Sabha, Prof. Sarabjit Singh, Former President Kendri Punjabi Lekhak Sabha, Col. Jagtar Singh Multani, Secretary General, International Sikh Confederation, Gurtej Singh IAS, Ajaypal Singh Brar, An Author, Rajwinder Singh Bains, Senior Advocate Punjab and Haryana High Court, Dr. Kuldip Singh Patiala, Gurpreet Singh, Global Sikh Council, Gurbachan Singh, Editor Des Punjab, Prof Manjit Singh, Former Head of Dr. Ambedkar Chair Punjab University Chandigarh, Jaspal Singh Sidhu, Sukhdev Singh Sidhu Senior Journalists.Yes Punjab Online Since 2012


Click here to Like us on Facebook


- Advertisement -

Yes Punjab - TOP STORIES

Punjab News

Sikh News

Transfers, Postings, Promotions

- Advertisement -spot_img

Stay Connected

20,369FansLike
112,964FollowersFollow

ENTERTAINMENT

National

GLOBAL

OPINION

Taliban Fighters

The ‘Good’, the ‘Bad’ and the ‘Deobandi’ Taliban – by Asad Mirza

While an effort to classify the Taliban into good and bad is rather easy, the underlying reasons to classify them as Deobandi becomes a...
Interest Rates

When you (and everyone else) expect interest rates to rise – by Suyash Choudhary

The last few weeks have been notable from a global rates environment standpoint, particularly in developed markets. Markets across many such geographies have brought...
Diwali Diya

Diwali resolution we need in Covid times for a breathable future – by Dr Rajat Arora

The much-awaited festival of lights stands at our threshold -- the harbinger of peace and prosperity. With the economy coming back on track after...

SPORTS

Health & Fitness

Sanjeev Kapoor Chef

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor’s vegetable recommendations for winter

New Delhi, Nov 26, 2021- Winters in India have always beckoned for that hot, steaming bowl of tomato and pepper rasam or the mellow, millet based Raab. Certain dishes like sarson ka saag, undhiyu, nimona pulao are winter specialites in the country. Seasonal food has always been an Indian speciality -- we switch our choice in fruits, vegetables, sometimes even...

Gadgets & Tech