Ladakh political leaders want Union Territory status
Political parties, religious communities and civil society groups nowadays urged Home Minister Rajnath Singh to grant Ladakh the status of a Union Territory with legislature for ensuring speedy development of the hilly region of Jammu and Jammu and Kashmir. The demand was placed once local heads of around fifteen political parties, religious communities and civil society teams meet the home Minister here. Singh is on a two-day visit to Leh and Kargil to interact with a cross section of people and take their suggestions on resolution of the Jammu and Kashmir issue.
The Home Minister said he saw the important unity in diversity among the people of Ladakh and also the entire country was happy with the people and also the region as they were maintaining cordial relations among completely different communities, a Home Ministry official said. Singh appreciated the people of Ladakh for being true and staunch nationalists and standing shoulder to shoulder with the military and security forces in defending the country from each external and internal threats.
He also reviewed the protection situation in the state with government officials who briefed him on the prevailing law-and-order situation in the state and on the position of supply of essential commodities as well as the movement of trucks carrying fruits to various parts of the country. the home Minister can visit Kargil tomorrow. Earlier, asked regarding his trip to Ladakh, Singh told reporters that he has come to understand the issues of the region by interacting with a cross section of people.
“Whatever issues the people face here, we’ll attempt to resolve them,” he said. this is Singh’s fourth visit to Jammu and Jammu and Kashmir ever since the unrest began in the state following the killing of Hizbul mujahideen militant Burhan Wani on July eight. Singh had led an all-party delegation to Jammu and Srinagar on September 4-5. The leaders numerous political leaders met over four hundred people that came in fifty totally different delegations representing various sections of society in Jammu and Srinagar. Earlier, the home Minister had visited Srinagar on July 23-24 and August 24-25. Singh was accompanied by Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi and different senior officials.