Urdu poet’s remarks on Punjabi kick up storm

  • | Tuesday | 17th September, 2019

Tribune News ServicePatiala, Septmeber 16Days after Punjabi language was allegedly “insulted” by terming it a language of brawl and abuses during an event held on the “Hindi Divas”, the Punjabi Kendri Lekhak Sabha, sought an apology from an Urdu poet who made the above said remarks. On Friday, a function was held at the Language Department, wherein Sardar Panchi, Urdu poet, allegedly termed Punjabi a language of brawl and abuses which created storm duringThe event. Tejwant Mann, president, Punjabi Kendri Lekhak, who was present at the event, raised objections over the comments. Hukam Chand Rajpal, a Hindi writer, allegedly, threatened Mann and said, “You wait for two years, we will show what Hindi language is?” Following this Mann refused to accept any honour as a mark of protest. Mann said, “The poet and writer should apologise for their comments against Punjabi language.” The president of the Punjabi Kendri Lekhak said, “They can express their love for any language, but they cannot show any language in bad light.

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