370 abrogation instills fear among locals in Ladakh


SRINAGAR: A year after the abrogation of Article 370, the people living in the Ladakh region of Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir have expressed serious concern over their land and jobs with most of them demanding restoration of pre-August 5, 2019 status of the region.
According to Kashmir Media Service, not only the opposition parties, but the people from ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) from the region have also expressed resentment about the identity loss and growing hopelessness among the local population.
The political leaders told media that Ladakh would suffer immensely in times to come, saying that the worries for people won’t end and the insecurity among the people would mount amid fears of loss of identity, jobs, land, culture and rich identity.
Former BJP chief for Ladakh Chering Dorjey, who is the senior most politician in the region said, “We will have to struggle immensely for the times to come.”
Rinchen Namgyal, official spokesman of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), from the region said that nearly 97 percent of the population is tribal and the region is border area with two countries, Pakistan and China around them and the new domicile law from the Indian government would largely affect the identity of Ladakhi’s.–Agencies