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The Linguist Muhammad Shahidullah pointed out that Urdu was not the native language of any part of Pakistan, and said that if they had to choose a second state language they might consider Urdu.The writer Abul Mansur Ahmed said that if Urdu became the state language, the educated society of East pakistan would become "illiterate"and "inelligible" for Goverment position. The first Rashtrabhasa Sangram Parishad , an organisation in favour of Bengali as State language, was formed at the end of dec 1947. Prof Nurul Huq Bhuiyan of the Tamaddin Majlis convened the committee. Later, Parliament member Shamsul huq convened a new committeeto push for Bengali as a state language. Assembly members Dhirendra nath Datta proposed legiskation in the Constituted Assembly of Pakistan to allow members to speak in Bengali and authorise its use for official purpose. Datta's proposal was supported by many bengali members but ultimately the resolution was defeated.