EARLY TIMES REPORT
POONCH, Mar 7: Prominent Gujjar leader and intellectual of J&K Shamsher Hakla Poonchi has demanded inclusion of Gojri language in the 8th schedule of the Indian constitution.
He appealed to the Lieutenant Governor of J&K Manoj Sinha to approach the Government of India with the recommendation that Gojri language may be included in the 8th schedule of the constitution of India. This would ensure the development and spread of Gojri language.
Poonchi further added that the Gojri language is being spoken by a very large number of population of Gujjars and Bakerwals of Jammu and Kashmir, adding that the number of which goes over thirty four lakhs which in no way could be ignored and their only mother language is Gojri, therefore, keeping in view of the demand of such a huge number of population of Gujjars and Bakerwals of J&K the inclusion of Gojri language in the 8th schedule of constitution of India, is most genuine and justified, he said.