Ladakh Muslims write to CM, demand security

Amid  the rising tensions between the Muslim-majority Kargil region and the Buddhist-dominated Leh region, Anjuman Jamiat ul Ulama Asna Asharia Islamia School, Kargil Ladakh has written to the Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti alleging threat to local Muslim population from Budhists, sources said.

The alleged threat according to the letter written to Mehbooba has come after a recent conversion of a Buddhist girl to Islam.

The letter has demanded “safety and security of Muslims” living in Leh saying “the Ladakh Buddhist Association (LBA) has threatened the Muslims living in Leh particularly the Muslims belonging to Kargil.

Pertinently the Ladakh Buddhist Association (LBA) had earlier  written to chief minister Mehbooba Mufti, asking for an annulment of the marriage between local-born 30-year-old Shifah, formerly called Stanzin Saldon, and her 32-year-old husband Murtaza Aga of Kargil. The woman converted to Islam in 2015. She married Aga, an engineer, last year.

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