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Kargil marches to press for opening of Kargil Skardu Road

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Omar, Mehbooba, Mirwaiz support demand

Srinagar:  Thousands of people marched on Kargil roads, Friday as part of ‘Open Kargil Skardu Road Movement” to demand re-opening of the road between Kargil and Skardu.

The major protest was held in Kargil town after Friday prayers which was led by the President AJUIAK, Shiekh Na’Zir Mehdi Mohammadi and other clerics besides social and political activists.

Sheikh Na’zir Mehdi Mohammadi, while interacting with the protestor said that there are some 12 to 15,000 divided family in Ladakh and the miseries of these families should be considered and requested government of India to Open Kargil Skardu Road and Turtuk Khapulo Road on humanitarian basis.

Here in Srinagar, Hurriyat (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq extended his support to the residents of Kargil demanding re-opening Kargil-Skardu road.

Former Jammu and Kashmir chief ministers Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti also came out in support of the demand of Kargil residents to re-open Kargil-Skardu road.

Taking to Twitter, Omar said his party National Conference supports the genuine demand of the people of the area and hoped that Prime Minister Narendra Modi would announce the opening of the road during his visit to Jammu and Kashmir.

Mehbooba Mufti said her party envisaged through self-rule not only opening of Kargil-Skardu but other routes also. Mehbooba said the opening of routes like Kargil-Skardu would serve the cause of peace beyond borders besides opening up Jammu and Kashmir to the world.

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