This is an article about the Indian government’s plans to make Hindi the official language of Kashmir. It isn’t going to change how Kashmiris speak within their families but it will be imposed on legal proceedings, in education, in documents, & journalism. It’s an attempt to destroy Kashmiri culture as it is embodied in & transmitted through language. Anyone in the US who has followed or been part of the struggle for bilingual education for immigrant children understands how massively aggressive this plan is against Kashmiri culture.