While welcoming the decision of Governor Satya Pal Malik to create separate division for Ladakh, former cabinet minister and chairman PDF Hakeem Yaseen on Sunday said that sentiments and aspirations of people from Kargil district need to be respected.
In a statement he said that decision to create a separate division for Ladakh has been taken in a hurry without consulting the leadership of Kargil which has annoyed them enmass. "It would have been proper if the leadership of Kargil had been taken on board while taking the decision to carve out a separate division for Ladakh region. Governor should have taken people of the Kargil on board while taking decision to create a separate division for Ladakh region."
He said the manner Ladakh region has been unilaterally declared as a separate division, entire leadership of the Kargil has got disenchanted and annoyed for not taking them in to confidence. He asked the Governor to take the people of Kargil into confidence otherwise the decision may get boom ranged into a major regional conflict.
PDF chairman said likewise there are some other areas of the state including Chenab valley, Pir Panchal, Maraaz and Kamaaj where people have been demanding separate divisions and Hill Development Councils since long for equitable distribution of funds and development projects in their respective areas. He stressed the need to ensure equal opportunities of development and economic prosperity to all the areas of the state without political considerations.