Kargil leaders call for dialogue with Hurriyat; Reject UT status

Nadeem Lone
Srinagar: Two days after Pir-Panchal Unity Forum made it clear that people of Greater Pir Panchal are also on the same page as the people of Kashmir, an eight-member all party group from Kargil rejected the Union Territory status for Ladakh division and called for unconditional dialogue with separatists to resolve the Kashmir issue and bring peace in the region.

Reportedly, the delegation in a memorandum appealed the Government of India to initiate unconditional dialogue with all stakeholders in the Valley, including the Hurriyat.

They termed Kashmir a political issue and expressed solidarity with the people of Kashmir.

Rejecting the Union Territory status for Ladakh, the leaders’ demanded strengthening of the Article 370 and voiced for equal rights to people in Ladakh.

The delegation comprised the members of Imam Khomeini Memorial Trust, Islamia School Kargil, Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat Kargil, LAHDC Kargil and Opposition Congress leaders were also present. The Buddhist leaders from Zanaskar, Tsering Angdus and Skalzang Wangyal weren’t part of the delegation. (PTK)

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