Abstract
The paper establishes that Urdu has been used as lingua franca and as a medium of instruction throughout Kashmir, for a long time. The semi independent region Poonch had adopted Urdu as the official language since 1892. Urdu has been the medium of instruction in the state of Kashmir and the Committee comprising Dr. Zakir Hussain, who later became the president of India, and khaja Ghulam us Syedain, in its report endorsed the use of Urdu as the medium of instruction, in the state. Glency Committee appointed by the Maharaja Hari Singh, prior to the Zakir Hussain committee had also recommended the use of Urdu as the medium of instruction in Kashmir. The paper with this back ground, establishes the wide spread usage of Urdu and its utility for the Kashmiries and a bright future of Urdu in Kashmir.

اصغر اقبال, ممتاز صادق. (2016) کشمیر میں اردو کی اہمیت اور مستقبل, Bazyaft, Vol 28-29, Issue 2.
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