Shutdown continues for 4th day in Kargil

Kargil: A complete shutdown continued for the fourth day on Tuesday in border town of Kargil and adjoining areas, against the Governor administration’s decision to set up permanent headquarters of the newly-created Ladakh division in Leh.
Shops and business establishments remained closed and traffic was off the roads due to a strike called against the move of the Governor administration. Work in government offices and banks was also affected due to the strike.
The move to create a separate administrative division for Ladakh with its permanent headquarters at Leh has created problems for BJP, as protests against the decision has rocked Kargil since the order was passed on Friday.
Today also hundreds of people protested in Kargil, demanding rotational basis headquarters, for the newly-created Ladakh division. The protestors refused to be part of the newly-created division, unless there was six-month rotation of offices between Leh and Kargil.
The state government on Friday approved creation of a separate Administrative/ Revenue Division for Ladakh. ”The division will comprise of Leh and Kargil districts with its headquarters at Leh,” said an official handout on Friday.


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