Kargil back to normal after a week

Kargil back to normal after a week

All government offices, including the LAHDC secretariat, deputy commissioner’s office and the district court resumed normal work while business establishments across the mountainous district re-opened, a witness said Saturday.

Life across the mountainous Kargil district returned to normal Saturday following an announcement by the governor Satya Pal Malik that the newly-carved out Ladakh division will have its headquarters on a rotation basis between Leh and Kargil.

For the past one week, Kargil observed a complete shutdown and protests to demand that the headquarters of the newly-created administrative division of Ladakh be made rotational between Leh and Kargil towns.

All government offices, including the LAHDC secretariat, deputy commissioner’s office and the district court resumed normal work while business establishments across the mountainous district re-opened, a witness said Saturday.

The traffic was also back on roads, he said.

The joint coordination committee Kargil, which spearheaded the agitation for rotational headquarters, had asked people to resume their normal routine from Saturday.

Succumbing to the public pressure, the governor’s administration Friday announced that the newly carved out Ladakh division will have headquarters both at Leh and Kargil. Earlier, the administration had announced to establish headquarters of the division at Leh only, triggering a major controversy.

Talking to Greater Kashmir, chief executive councilor of Ladakh autonomous hill development council Kargil, Feroz Ahmed Khan said it was a genuine demand that has been fulfilled.