Kargil, Feb 1: Kargil Democratic Alliance (KDA) and Leh Apex Body (LAB), two conglomerate representing various political, social, religious, student oorganisations in Ladakh have called for a complete “Kargil bandh” and “Leh Chalo” on February 3, in support of their four demands.
The demands include Statehood for Ladakh, Constitutional Safeguards under Sixth Schedule , PSC for Ladakh and early job recruitment process and two separate parliament seats for Leh and Kargil. Both LAB and KDA held a meeting in Kargil and Leh and announced bandh in the entire Ladakh region on February 3.
Addressing a press conference in Leh, Tsering Lakrok, Vice-President of the Apex Body, highlighted the background of the issue. He mentioned a prior meeting between the Apex Body and KDA with the Minister of State for Home Affairs, where they requested written confirmation of the demands. Despite submitting detailed drafts, he said, there has been no response from the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA).