Restive Kargil seeks equal opportunities in Ladakh division, protests

Srinagar: Days after the government announced Ladakh a separate division from Jammu and Kashmir, the Kargil residents staged a protest demonstration again the decision and sought the decision to be reviewed immediately.

SRINAGAR, FEBARUARY 10 (UNI) Hundreds of people on Sunday protested in the border town of Kargil, demanding rotational basis headquarters for the newly created Ladakh Division.UNI PHOTO-10SRNP5

The residents demanded the six-month rotation of the offices between Kargil and Leh. On Friday, the Governor Satya Pal Malik’s administration triggered controversy by separating Ladakh from the Kashmir division and granted it the status of the state’s third division, after Kashmir and Jammu.

Two days after the decision, the Kargil residents in thousands marched towards the district commissioner’s office in Kargil town and handed over a memorandum seeking divisional offices in both Leh and Kargil.

The protestors during the demonstration threatened to start a civil disobedience movement if their demands are not fulfilled.

Media reports claimed that all political, social and religious organisations in the region have called for a shutdown on Monday, and threatened to launch an agitation if the decision is not reviewed.

Similarly, the students from Kargil in Jammu division from various institutions protested on Monday and sought the attention of authorities towards the issue.


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