People of Kargil are not happy with the recent developments in their newly created Union Territory and they want either Ladakh to be declared as a separate state or the Kargil district should be made part of Kashmir.
They are not amused not even with assurances of Union Home Minister to the Ladakhi leadership that the central government will come out with a law on the pattern of article 370 to safeguard land, jobs for them.
The recent protests in Leh demanding the extension of Sixth Schedule in Ladakh, have seen a temporary lull with the People’s Movement for Sixth Schedule for Ladakh (an amalgam of different regional organizations) agreeing to withdraw its boycott of the upcoming Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC) elections after the Centre assured the group of protecting the region’s interests.
In Kargil, political parties and leaders have claimed that they have been against the division of the state and demanded for the region to be joined back with the Kashmir Valley or to be made a separate state.
Recently a three-member delegation of the Peoples Movement of Ladakh met with Union minister Kiren Rijiju and put forth their demands. According to reports, the Centre has assured the group to discuss the possible extension of the Sixth Schedule to Ladakh to allay their fears.