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Committee of secretaries formed to ensure justice for Kargil: Guv

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Jammu, Feb 11: Amid ongoing protests by people of Kargil over their demand for rotational divisional headquarters, Governor Satya Pal Malik has said a committee of secretaries has been formed to ensure justice for the district.

Hundreds of Kargil residents, including women and children, took out a rally in the winter capital Jammu Monday and chanted slogans in support of their demand for equal share in the recently created separate division for Ladakh and rotational divisional headquarters.

“The divisional status for Ladakh was a long-standing demand (of the people of the region). We have formed a committee of secretaries which will look into the issue so that Kargil gets justice,” the Governor told reporters on the sidelines of a function in Katra township of Reasi district.

In a major decision on February 08, the Jammu and Kashmir administration sanctioned creation of a separate administrative and revenue division for Ladakh, with its headquarters at Leh.

Cutting across party lines, prominent politicians from Kargil affiliated with the National Conference, the PDP and the Congress came together and threatened mass agitation if the Governor administration did not review its decision to permanently post the Divisional Commissioner and Inspector General of Police headquarters in Leh.

On Sunday, thousands of people also staged a rally in Kargil and submitted a memorandum to the Deputy Commissioner to press for their demand.

Malik replied in negative when asked whether his administration plans to give divisional status to any other region of the state.

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