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Keeping headquarters of Ladakh at Leh discrimination with Kargil: Mehbooba

Kashmir Reader 2019-02-09 14:11:16

Srinagar:  A day after divisional status was accorded to Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) President and former Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti opposed setting up of headquarters of the new division permanently at Leh.

“Keeping HQ permanently at one place is total discrimination with the other area, so the best option is to keep the HQ at both Leh and Kargil on rotational basis,” Mehbooba tweeted on Saturday.

Jammu and Kashmir Government on February 8, this year approved creation of a separate Administrative/ Revenue Division for Ladakh. As per the government order, this division will comprise of Leh and Kargil Districts with its headquarters at Leh.
The Government has also approved creation of the posts of Divisional Commissioner (Ladakh), Lehand Inspector General of Police (Ladakh), Leh.

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