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Committee of secretaries formed to ensure justice with Kargil: J-K Guv

Press Trust of India  |  Jammu 

Amid ongoing protests by people of over their demand for rotational divisional headquarters, has said a committee of secretaries has been formed to ensure justice with the district.

Hundreds of residents, including women and children, took out a rally in the winter capital Jammu Monday and chanted slogans in support of their demand for equal share in the recently created separate division for Ladakh and rotational divisional headquarters.

"The divisional status for Ladakh was a long-standing demand (of the people of the region). We have formed a committee of secretaries which will look into the issue so that gets justice," the told reporters on the sidelines of a function in Katra township of Reasi district.

In a major decision on February 8, the administration sanctioned creation of a separate administrative and revenue division for Ladakh, with its headquarters at Leh.

Cutting across party lines, prominent politicians from Kargil affiliated with the National Conference, the PDP and the came together and threatened mass agitation if the administration did not review its decision to permanently post the general of police headquarters in Leh.

On Sunday, thousands of people also staged a rally in Kargil and submitted a memorandum to the to press for their demand.

Malik replied in negative when asked whether his administration plans to give divisional status to any other region of the state.

The and the National Conference are advocating similar status to and region.

"It (divisional status) was imperative for both the districts of Leh and Kargillet those talking about it come to power and do so," the Governor said.

The Kargil residents including their leaders affiliated with different political parties assembled at in the high-security Wazarat road here Monday morning and took out a rally which ended peacefully at the Press Club, Jammu, after passing through the Residency Road.

Prominent among those who took part in the rally included Haji Anayat Ali, of Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council, Kargil, Feroz Khan, former ministers Qamar Ali Akhoon, Asgar Karbalai, Nissar Ali, former

The leaders also addressed the gathering at the Press Club, vowing to continue the "united struggle" till the "genuine demands" of the people of Kargil are not met.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, February 11 2019. 15:30 IST
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