Like Burt, several other language activists, scholars and literary figures appealed to Deputy Governor Manoj Sinha to recommend that Prime Minister Narendra Modi demand the status of Kashmiri as a classical language. I remember poets like Rahi working tirelessly for the classical status of the Kashmiri language,” former broadcaster and DDG Doordarshan Rafiq Masoodi told Greater Kashmir. “We have to work really hard to bring this status to our language. It will be a tribute to the literary stars who have paid for it,” he added.
According to Jammu and Kashmir Academy of Art, Culture and Languages officials, the status is granted by the central government and has specific criteria and processes. Kashmiri and related state status also have some advantages. Some basic criteria include the antiquity of early texts, the recorded history spanning 1500 to 2000 years, the body of ancient literature, and texts regarded as valuable legacies by generations of speakers. , the discontinuity between the classical language and the later forms of its derivatives, because the literary tradition is original and not borrowed from other linguistic communities, and the classical language and literature differ from the modern There may be
“Because Kashmiri meets all these criteria, the language must be granted this status so that more and more can be done in all aspects of the language,” Masoodi said. increase.