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Committee formed to ensure justice for Kargil: Governor

Kashmir Reader 2019-02-12 01:20:43
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Shutdown in Kargil over demand of rotational headquarters

Jammu: Amid ongoing protests by people of Kargil over their demand for rotational divisional headquarters, Governor Satya Pal Malik said on Monday that a committee of secretaries had been formed to ensure justice for Kargil district.
Hundreds of Kargil residents, including women and children, took out a rally in the winter capital Jammu on Monday.
Governor Malik told reporters on the sidelines of a function in Katra township of Reasi district, “Divisional status for Ladakh was a long-standing demand. We have formed a committee of secretaries which will look into the issue so that Kargil gets justice.”
Malik replied in the negative when asked whether his administration plans to give divisional status to any other region of the state.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the National Conference are advocating similar status to Pir Panjal and Chenab Valley regions.
Meanwhile in Kargil town and adjoining areas, a shutdown was observed to protest against the decision of setting up permanent headquarters of the newly-created Ladakh division in Leh.
“Shops and business establishments are closed, while roads are deserted due to the shutdown called by local leaders in Kargil,” officials said.
PTI


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