Jora, Nasir, DGP visit Zanskar

‘Both communities assure support to peace efforts’


Kargil/Srinagar, Oct 28: A day after curfew was lifted from the trouble hit Zanskar area of Kargil region following communal clashes, Government on Sunday sent a high level team to the affected area in order to assess the situation on the ground.
 The team comprising Tourism Minster Nawang Rigzan Jora, MOS Home Nasir Aslam Wani and Director General Police, Ashok Prasad held deliberations with the representatives of both the communities.
MLA Zanskar Feroz Khan, Executive councillor Zanskar affairs Phunchok Tashi, SDM Zanskar and Tehsidar Zanskar also attended the meeting.
Officials said that during the meeting both the communities resolved that they would work for the restoration of peace in the area that had been shattered following the conversion controversy some days back triggering clashes between the two communities.
 “Representatives from both the communities put forth various issues to which team members assured timely redressal. They urged both the communities to maintain peace and harmony in the region. Both the communities assured that they will extend full co-operation in this regard,” a police spokesman said  in a statement. 
Before flying to Zanskar the team held a meeting with officials of district administration at Kargil. Besides other Chief Executive Councillor Kacho Ahmad Ali Khan, Deputy Commissioner Kargil M Raju and District Superintendent of Police Javed Iqbal were also present in the meeting, the spokesperson added.
Meanwhile Leh town also observed a peaceful shutdown on Sunday over the incident, sources said. 

Lastupdate on : Sun, 28 Oct 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Sun, 28 Oct 2012 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Mon, 29 Oct 2012 00:00:00 IST

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