South Asia is home to 1.7Billion Desis and 400+ regional languages, written using 20+ distinct writing systems. Just as Mandarin in China, Hindi-Urdu is the most widely spoken & used language in the Indo-Pak subcontinent and With 1Billion+ speakers worldwide, ranks only 2nd to Mandarin.
Just as Arabic is the language of the Arab World, Hindi-Urdu is the lingua franca of the Desi World. Not just Indo-Pak but entire South Asia indeed i.e. India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Maldives, Srilanka, Afghanistan and the 50Mn+ Desi Diaspora worldwide.
In light of the above, Hindi-Urdu undeniably deserves being adopted as the 7th Official UN Language alongside Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), English, French, Russian & Spanish.
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Besides creating a most prominent identity marker in the assembly of nations, recognition and adoption of Hindi-Urdu as the 7th Official UN Language will also greatly help creating a pan South...
Besides creating a most prominent identity marker in the assembly of nations, recognition and adoption of Hindi-Urdu as the 7th Official UN Language will also greatly help creating a pan South Asian awareness leading to greater Desi solidarity, especially invigorating the recent people-driven wave of goodwill among Indians and Pakistanis. The nascent phenomena is unprecedented in scale and scope and this recognition will send a very positive message of regional identity to all South Asian nations on behalf the world community.
To the end, on the occasion of Indo-Pak's 65th anniversary, we're setting up a formal consortium on behalf of all South Asians, dedicated to Hindi-Urdu adoption, strongly urging and inviting all SAARC governements to join the "Desi Consortium for Hamari Boli", the formal body constituted to pursue, advocate and promote the case for Hindi-Urdu to be adopted as an official UN language alongside Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), English, French, Russian & Spanish.
For details and information on how to collaborate on the consortium, please visit; http://hamariboli.wikia.com/wiki/Seventh_Official_UN_Language