Urdu poetry has done wonders to calm the hearts of people, especially in Jammu and Kashmir, which has seen so much violence and bloodshed, Chief Justice of India Justice T S Thakur has said.
“Urdu is a beautiful language. It warms the hearts of even those who have no relation to this language,” he said at an ‘Urdu mushaira’ here yesterday.
“In today’s situation where there is so much of violence and bloodshed everywhere, especially in this state (Valley), the effort of Urdu poets to present the reality is worth appreciating,” he said.
The mushaira was organised by the department of Law and Justice and JK Academy of Art Culture and Languages in honor of the Chief Justice of India.
Noted poets of the state participated in the event and enthralled the audience with their creation.
Besides others, the programme was attended by Chairman Legislative Council Haji Anayat Ali, Minister for Law and Justice Abdul Haq Khan, Minister for Revenue, Relief and Rehabilitation Syed Basharat Bukhari, Minister of State for Education Priya Sethi, Secretary JKAACL Aziz Hajini and senior jurists.
The mushaira was presided over by noted poet Aresh. The poets depicted the contemporary socio-political scenario through their poetry and also highlighted the issues faced by the common man.