Punjabi Language Movement Protest Rally in Lahore
Punjabis’ legal, democratic rights ‘being usurped’
LAHORE, Feb 20: Constitutional, moral, legal and democratic rights of the Punjabi people are being usurped by the establishment, putting the integrity of Punjab in danger.
“Anti-Punjabi language forces within the establishment and anti-Punjabi mindset of the rulers are hampering enforcement of Punjabi as official, academic and legal language in Punjab,” said Punjabi Language Movement convenor Chaudhry Nazeer Kahut at a rally near Shimla Pahari on Sunday.
“The 150 years old undeclared and unofficial ban on basic education in mother tongue in Punjab be abolished and systematic cleansing of Punjabi language in Punjab be stopped. Punjab wants its mother tongue back. Punjabi children should be given basic education in their mother tongue just like the children in rest of the world.
The official discrimination against the mother tongue of 100 million people of Pakistan should be stopped immediately,” said a charged Kahut. …
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Punjabi language has been deprived by the people of Punjab itself.They preferred Urdu to their mother tongue and treated Punjabi language as sub-
standard,uncultured and uncivilized language.
Punjabi or Saraiki or baluchi or Kucchi or Sindhi can be phonetically written in roman script .see charts in http://www.chandiramani.com section 18 How to read and write sindhi in phonetic roman script The chart can apply to any dialect or language .