President Ram Nath Kovind gave assent to the Jammu and Kashmir Official Languages Bill, 2020, which was recently passed by the parliament.
The Act makes Kashmiri, Dogri, Hindi, English and Urdu as the official language of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir. Earlier only Urdu and English were the official language for the Union territory.
According to the 2011 census, the present population of Jammu and Kashmir is over one crore
21 lakh. The number of people speaking Urdu in the Union Territory is very less.