Urdu language critic and former Zonal Education Officer, Muhammad Mubarak Shah delivered a lecture on “Editing Urdu News” to the students in the Department of Convergent Journalism (DCJ), Central University of Kashmir (CUK), at Nowgam Campus-I here on Saturday.
Coordinator Dr. John BabuKoyye, faculty members, Shahnaz Bashir
and Dr. NookarajuBendukurthi were present on the occasion.
Shah talked about ‘mistakes’ that Urdu newspapers in Kashmir
usually commit in terms of language and how it impacts the overall essence of
Urdu language in Kashmir. He asked the students to give attention to these
‘errors’ in Urdu news copy because “people have started taking wrong words as
right ones.” He also advised the future journalists to follow the grammar. His
lecture was based on his book Minazz-Zulumaati-Ilan-Nu’ur (From the Darkness of
Ignorance to the Light of Knowledge) that evinces a detailed analysis of usage
of Urdu language in press. He also had a detailed interaction with the
Coordinator, Dr. John BabuKoyye appreciated Mr. Shah’s
contribution of keeping a close eye on the editing scene in Urdu journalism.
Senior Assistant Professor, Shahnaz Bashir said that Urdu
journalism must be given as much attention and love as people gave to other
language like English.
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