Senior Pahari leaders have expressed resentment over neglect of pahari language in the list of official languages of Jammu and Kashmir.

In a joint statement senior leaders of pahari speaking people have strongly resented the move of the Centre govt to ignore the pahari language in declaring it as one of the official languages of Jammu and Kashmir. They said that pahari language is spoken by large population of people representing various districts of Jammu and Kashmir regions but has been ignored from its rightful place. They said that recognizing Dogri and Kashmiri along with Hindi, Urdu and English as official languages is welcome step but ignoring pahari, Gojri and Punjabi.