Ladakh on the path of confrontation, central government offer talks
By: Muzamil Bhat CK
Central government is trying to hammer out a mutually acceptable formula to both Leh and Kargil for the future course of action as the two apex bodies in Leh and Kargil had given a bandh for Saturday.
These two bodies in Leh and Kargil have been waiting for the central government to respond to their demands and when they found that they are not getting the required response they decided to go for a bandh call to get attention.
According to KNO while reporting about the bandh call it has said in its news report after showing serious resentment and calling for a complete Ladakh Bandh for Saturday, the Minister of State (MoS) for Home Affairs Friday night invited Kargil Democratic Alliance and Apex Body Leh for talks this afternoon in Leh.
One of the leaders on the way to meet MoS Home said that both the groups have been invited by MoS Home for talks to be held today at 12:45 in Leh.
He, however, said that the Ladakh Bandh call will stand till the meeting with the minister is held.
Notably, both the groups earlier this month held a joint meeting, wherein BJP also participated and they had agreed on four points. However, the ruling party leaders later distanced themselves from being part of the consensus.
Both the groups, based in Kargil and Leh on Friday called for complete Bandh for Saturday across Ladakh for not being invited for talks with the MoS Home, Nityanand Rai.
The two groups had agreed on a 4-point agenda, which includes full statehood to Ladakh, recruitment policy with a resident certificate on the pattern of PRC, separate Lok Sabha seats for Leh and Kargil districts, and constitutional safeguards under 6th Schedule or Article 371.
With KNO inputs