A group of writers, poets, artists, academicians, social activists and businessmen said that the proposal to introduce Devnagri script was unacceptable.
The meeting was called by Adbee Markaz Kamraz (AMK), a federation of 25 literary and cultural organizations from north Kashmir.
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“It is aimed at demolishing our cultural identity as the existing script has been in vogue for past over five centuries and entire Kashmiri literature was available in this script. There is no need to have an alternative script that will not only divide the place but also lead to confusion,” it added.
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The resolution asked the state’s chief minister to intervene and warned the Centre of dangerous ramifications.
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The participants warned the HRD ministry to desist from taking such step and also clarify its stand.
Veteran broadcaster Farooq Nazki said the move should be resented by one and all united so that the vested interests wouldn’t succeed.
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The meeting was presided over by noted Kashmiri poet Naseem Shifai while AMK General Secretary Amin Bhat moderated the session.