Trikaal wrote:The working/official language in both Jammu and Kashmir regions has been Urdu. The local spoken language of Kashmir region is Koshur, however, afaik it is not practiced in the written form. At least I have never encountered written Koshur in daily life. There might be historical manuscripts,etc. For the Jammu region, the preferred local languages are Dogri and Hindi.
Thank you for your local input. So you're saying the various state governments since the first under Sheikh Abdullah have always used Urdu for business - never Kashmiri ? Does that family even speak Koshur, or are they like Sonia mispronouncing 'Hindi speeches' written in latin alphabet ?
Trikaal wrote:Kashmiriyat refers to the culture and social fabric of Kashmir. It used to mean something at one point of time (brotherhood and community bonds beyond religion), according to my parents, however it has been trampled and crushed beyond recognition by separatists and islamic terrorists. One hopes that it might get restored one day, once the scourge of terrorism is eliminated.
Every place in India has that sort of local-iyat. The question is, what is Kashmiriyat beyond the vague notion of brotherhood ? It doesn't appear that the original script of the local language is even used except in KP ceremonial instances. The state government uses a foreign language with historical political baggage. Is there such a thing as a poet laureate or a compendium of literature in Koshur, famous authors or writers ?
As far as I can tell, there's nothing. The literary traditions of the region are carried on by an exiled group of refugees, while the so called locals have no legitimacy beyond what they've accorded themselves by force. It needs to be widely known that 'Kashmiriyat' is a hollow shell, and that everything of value to it from a social and cultural is preserved not within the Valley but elsewhere, and they must all be returned from outside, and controlled by its legitimate guardians, not the patharphenk-iyat bunch who ruled.
ramana wrote:In short Kashmiriyat is a special form of xenophobia towards rest of India fostered and nurtured by Chacha Kaminaji.
ramana: yes you understand the point I'm trying to make indirectly by soliciting input on this. I'm trying to dismantle the alleged basis for solidarity that the BIF are making with the valley 'splittists' - that they are guardians of a unique culture that's been wrested from them by the hordes rushing in from the plains, and that they're being brutalized. They're nothing of the sort - they've no record of safeguarding anything other than their own power.
Even the Govt of Maharashtra, who are buying land in Kashmir Valley for resorts, will probably do a vastly superior job of showcasing the local landscape and culture than 70 years of bumbling misrule in the state will.