A media report suggests the NCPUL website now features a declaration form that the authors are required to sign.
screen grab of National Council for Promotion of Urdu website urducouncil.nic
NCPUL is a body under the HRD Ministry of the Centre and is responsible for promoting Urdu in India to carefully scrutinize every work that they acquire for promotion.
The NCPUL promotes Urdu through the acquisition of authentic Urdu works under the Bulk Purchase of Books scheme. The organisation then distributes these works to libraries across the country so that the Urdu language can be spread and widely read.
The circular may also trigger a fresh controversy amid questions why only Urdu writers have been asked to comply with the order.