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Kargil taxi operators call for shutdown tomorrow

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Srinagar: The Taxi Operators and Owners Union Kargil Sunday called for a complete shutdown in Kargil district tomorrow on August 09 against what they termed the “monopoly” of a particular taxi union in Leh district after Ladakh was made a union territory.

The members of the union, who are already on an indefinite hunger strike demanding permission to ply Kargil based taxis across Ladakh like they used to in the erstwhile Ladakh region, said the UT administration “seems least bothered about our grievances”.

Tomorrow’s shutdown call was announced during a press conference today at Press Club Kargil by the MD Taxi Union Kargil, Mohammad Hassan Pasha and Union President Taxi operators Kargil.

Besides, all the social, religious, trade and students’ bodies including the Anjuman Jammiatul Ulama Asna Asharia (AJUAAK) based in Kargil also have extended support to the strike call by the taxi union.

The taxi operators union says that they are on strike for last several days, however the UT administration “seems least bothered about our grievances”.

Chief executive Councillor LAHDC Kargil, acknowledged that the taxi operators having raised a genuine demand saying he has taken up the matter with the LG Ladakh for his intervention.

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