Plight of Urdu



Arab News

Published — Wednesday 6 February 2013

Last update 5 February 2013 6:11 pm

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It is very sad to write that Urdu is being marginalized in India, especially in Maharashtra. The proof is that Central Board Of Secondary Education which is a government institution, recently conducted Net 2013 exams, (national eligibility cum entrance test) for the entrance of M.B.B.S. and B.D.S. courses.
This test is conducted in India in many regional languages such as Marathi, Hindi, Gujarati, Tamil, Urdu etc.
But this time, there was no Urdu paper for Net 2013 exam. And the surprising factor is that there is no junior college in Marathi, but Net 2013 exam paper was available in Marathi.
Due to biased attitude of the Maharashtra government toward Urdu, 6,000 students of Urdu may be deprived of 29 courses in the medical study programs. According to many, it is an open conspiracy against Urdu.
I think, influential Urdu lovers, holding important posts in politics and business, should come forward to save the language. — Anees Lokhande, Alkhobar

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