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Media reports from Leh said that in the past few weeks there has been some migration of villagers from the Chuchul area of Ladakh. Dozens of families have migrated from many forward villages including from Chuchul as they feel that it could be war anytime and such fears are only growing among the common people in Ladakh region.
More families were trying to get accommodation in Leh city, recent media reports suggested. However, MP of BJP Jamyang Tsering Namgyal from Ladakh told the media that people of Ladakh were shoulder to shoulder with the army and locals of Chuchul were helping them as porters. He said that people were ready to help the government in this hour of crisis.
Those villagers who have reached Leh with their families from Chuchul have told reporters that there is amassing of troops from both sides and they were coming closer to each other.
Similarly, army conveys with equipment have been moving on Srinagar Leh highway in past few weeks. These extra ordinary army movements have brought fresh fears in people about the growing confrontation on the borders.
People of Ladakh have seen no tourist season after it was declared as a separate Union Territory and now they have the tension on LAC which has multiplied their problems on the ground and they fear more problems during the coming winter months.