The Union Cabinet
on Wednesday approved a bill that seeks to make
, Dogri and Hindi, apart from the existing Urdu and English, the
of Jammu & Kashmir. This is in line with the long-pending demand of the people of J&K, the government said.
Announcing the decision at a press briefing, Union minister
Jammu and Kashmir
, 2020, shall be introduced in Parliament in the upcoming monsoon session. He did not divulge in further details saying the bill will be debated in Parliament soon.
Union minister of state for PMO and personnel Jitendra Singh said the government has accepted the long-pending demand of the region for the inclusion of Dogri, Hindi and Kashmiri as official languages in J&K. “It is not only a fulfilment of a long-pending public demand of the region but also in keeping with the spirit of equality which was ushered in after August 5 last year,” he told reporters.