Protest in Kargil over govt’s move to make Ladakh union territory

JAMMU: Protests were held on Thursday in Kargil district over government’s move to created Ladakh a Union Territory. A complete shutdown was observed in Kargil on the third day.

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Tribune News Service
Jammu, August 8

Protests were held on Thursday in Kargil district over government’s move to created Ladakh a Union Territory.

A complete shutdown was observed in Kargil on the third day of scrapping of Article 370 and bifurcation of the state of Jammu and Kashmir.

Meanwhile, indefinite prohibitory orders have been imposed in Kargil, Drass and Sankoo areas of Jammu and Kashmir to maintain peace and tranquillity, a release of the district administration said.

The Kargil District Administration also directed that schools and colleges in the area to remain closed till further orders.

District Magistrate Baseer Ul Haq Choudhary directed that Section 144 of the CrPC that prohibits gathering of more than four people in one place, will not affect Medical and Health services or the Public Works Department.

The call for the shutdown was given by the Joint Action Committee (JAC) Kargil, which met at the office of Kargil Council Chief Executive Councillor Feroz Ahmad Khan on Tuesday.

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