‘Kashmir violence senseless; Ladakhis ignored patriots’ – MP writes to PM Modi

New Delhi: The Kashmir unrest continues to cripple life in the valley at large as fresh clashes were observed on all three days when the curfew was lifted including today morning.

The Lok Sabha MP for Ladakh, Thupstan Chhewang has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, recapitulating   Ladakh’s long-standing demand to be separated from Jammu and Kashmir to be named a Union Territory.

The MP, who is also one of the foremost standard-bearers of the demand for UT status to Ladakh, expressed concern over the continuing unrest in the Kashmir Valley.

Chhewang Thupstan (second from Right)
Chhewang Thupstan (second from Right)

“We feel stifled at the moment because of the present ongoing senseless violence in a part of the State… It is shocking that we have not been involved in any debate or discussion, held both at the State and Central level, for finding a clue to the continuing impasse in the Valley,” read a three-page memorandum he wrote to PM Modi.

“If those at the help think that we are ‘separatists’ and hence can be ignored, then let it be so. Yes, we are ‘separatists’ in the sense that we want to secede from Jammu and Kashmir for an unambiguous relationship with our great nation,” Chhewang said in his memorandum.

“We have no sympathy for those playing in the hands of forces inimical to our country,” he added.

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One thought on “‘Kashmir violence senseless; Ladakhis ignored patriots’ – MP writes to PM Modi

  • August 31, 2016 at 3:03 pm

    wow, much awaited voice from ladakh, similar leaders are missing from jammu . let kashmir alone suffer until they don’t realize what is good or bad .


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