Kargilites on war-path, seek immediate opening of Kargil-Skardu road

TSL News Network

KARGIL, Feb 1: Influential and powerful religious group of Kargil namelyAnjuman Jamiyat Ullama Isna Ashriya Kargil (AJUIAK) has urged the Central Government to take up the issue of opening of Kargil-Skardu road with Pakistani government.

The group has also appealed people to support the movement for opening of Kargil-Skardu road. People led by President Sheikh Nazir Mehdi Mohammadi held a strong demonstration for the opening of the road after the Friday prayers.  Major Protest of the movement was held in Kargil Town after Friday Prayers which was led by the President AJUIAK, Shiekh Nazir Mehdi Mohammadi and other Clergies, Social and Political Activists.

The protest march started from the Campus of Anjuman Jamiyat Ullama office and marched through Khomeini Chowk and culminated at Laal-Chowk. Protesters were raising slogans against the Injustice with the people and demanding opening Kargil Skardu Road on humanitarian grounds. On this occasion, President Hozia Illmiya Isna Ashriya Kargil Sheikh Nazir Mehdi Mohammadi, while interacting with the protestor said that there are 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.

Sheikh Nazir Mehdi referring to the resolution of the Parliament of India passed in 1994, told that if India Considers Gilgit Baltistan as its integral Part then they should also consider the plight of the people of GB and Ladakh.

Speaking about the Zojjila Tunnel and Airport Issue, the president said that if Government of India cannot spend budget on these projects; then the easiest route for all weather connectivity is Kargil Skardu Road and government should take up this matter with the Pakistan Government as they have already stated that they are ready to open this route.

Ladakh on this side and Gilgit Baltistan across the border are places known for their peace loving people and unique culture which has led these two places as no crime zone in both the countries still Government of India and Pakistan are not ready to open these roads on the other hand Wagha, Muzaffarabad and Poonch Rawalkote roads, he added.

While Speaking to the Gathering on this occasion Social Activist and Journalist Sajjad Kargili, said that people of this region always demand connectivity with dignity but unfortunately people of Kargil, Turtuk and ChoChot Areas are being deprived from development. “If GoI can build highways in Afghanistan then why they are failed to provide a small aircraft for its own people, so we shall fight and intensify our struggle for n al weather connectivity” Sajjad Said.