Srinagar: The National Conference on Saturday questioned the decision of the government of setting up the headquarters of newly established Ladakh division at Leh, and said that it is discriminatory to the interests of Kargil district and other adjoining areas.
The statement issued by the party said: “Welcoming the decision of granting division status to Ladakh, NC leader Nasir Aslam Wani asked the government to also take genuine concerns of the people of Kargil into account.”
“Ever since the decision was made public, number of voices has come out from Kargil protesting against what they call an unfair decision. We received number of calls from the aggrieved people of Kargil expressing their disapproval of the decision to keep division headquarters permanently at Leh,” he said.
“Ladakh has a vast territorial expanse. Granting headquarters at Kargil and Leh on rotational basis will help satiate the developmental needs of the people of Ladakh,” NC leader said.
Nasir thanked the party vice president for voicing his opinion in support of granting more autonomy to other areas of the state. “The objective of any government has to ensure equitable opportunities, irrespective of region, religion or caste to its people. Nothing is more dangerous when decisions try to create differences among communities. Therefore, the sensible way to come out of the current imbalance is to place headquarters on rotational basis in Leh and Kargil. It would better if the divisional head quarters work from kargil for six months and then at Leh for six months.”
Nasir maintained that NC is committed to give regional autonomy to different regions and sub regions of the state.