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Kargil leaders head to New Delhi for MHA talks on July 1

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The majority number of team members of the Kargil Democratic Alliance (KDA) have left to attend the politically significant meeting with the MoS Home GK Reddy in New Delhi on July 1 to deliberate on the demands raised by them.

KDA, a combined group of mainstream, student, religious, social, and other leaders were formed in the Kargil district of Ladakh last year to press the central government for their demands advocating for pre-August 05, 2019 status with a full-fledged statehood for the region.

The leaders of the KDA, recently received an invitation from the Home Ministry for holding deliberations with the Minister of State for Home GK Reddy next month.

A senior member of the KDA said that most of them have already left from Kargil, and more are scheduled to leave tomorrow (Tuesday) and report to New Delhi well before time.

He said that there is no change on the two agenda’s as already made public which is the restoration of pre-August 05 status and a full-fledged state for Ladakh with the legislature.

“The leaders of KDA recently met and held detailed discussions about the scheduled meeting in New Delhi and everyone’s stand was very clear on the two agendas of the group,” he said.

He said that same agenda will be discussed in the meeting with the MoS Home GK Reddy.

About the names of KDA leaders that are part of the 11 member team, he said that leaders from different groups have been included in the team for proper representation.

Qamar Ali Akhoon associated with the National Conference who is also the Co-Chairman of Kargil Democratic Alliance (KDA) will have three more party associates with him including Feroz Ahmed Khan the CEC- LAHDC and Aga Syed Abbas Rizvi who is also the EC-LAHDC besides represented ANJUMAN E SAHAB E ZAMAN and district president Haji Hanifa Jan.

Haji Asgar Ali Karbalai the co-chairman of Congress will have Nasir Munshi the party president of the Kargil district included in the team.

The other team members include Syed Mohd Shah- Councillor LAHDC and President Anjuman e Sofia Noorbakshia, Shahnawaz Var – President Anjuman e Ahle Sunnat, Sheikh Bashir- IKMT, Murtaza Ahmad the of President Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and Sajjad Kargili Islamia School Kargil

As reported earlier, the leadership of both the districts including Apex Body in Leh and Kargil Democratic Alliance (KDA) in Kargil is scheduled to hold deliberations in the region soon after the return of KDA from New Delhi to chalk out a joint strategy to fight for statehood

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Earthquake tremors felt in parts of Union Territory

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An Earthquake of magnitude 3.6 on the Richter scale hit Leh, Ladakh at 4:57 am on Wednesday, according to the National Centre for Seismology.

As per the National Center for Seismology, Leh in Ladakh was the epicentre of the earthquake.

“Earthquake of Magnitude: 3.6, Occurred on 21-07-2021, 04:57:46 IST, Lat: 34.20 & Long: 77.78, Depth: 200 Km ,Location: 19 km ENE of Leh, Laddakh, India,” the National Center for Seismology tweeted.

 

 

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Earthquake tremors felt in parts of Union Territory

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An Earthquake measuring 3.7 magnitude on the Richter scale hit Leh in the Union Territory of Ladakh on Sunday, officials said.

They said the tremors which were felt at 1008 hrs Sunday lasted few seconds.

There was no report of any loss of life or damage to property, they said , adding further details are being assimilated.

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Centre to introduce bill for establishing Central University in Ladakh

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The Government of India is planning to introduce a bill for setting up Central University in Ladakh Union Territory in the upcoming monsoon session of the Parliament starting from July 19.

The Centre intends to introduce “The Central Universities (Amendment) Bill, 2021 to amend the Central Universities Act-2009 for setting up the Central University in Ladakh UT.

The announcement for establishing the Central University in Ladakh was made in the Union Budget presented by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Feb 01 this year.

“For accessible higher education in Ladakh. I propose to set up a central university in Leh,” Sitharaman had said while presenting the budget of the ongoing fiscal.

As per report, this will be the second varsity in Ladakh region. The government of Jammu and Kashmir has planned to set up the first-ever university in Ladakh.

In December 2018, the State Administrative Council (SAC) headed by J&K’s Governor Satya Pal Malik, had approved a bill for establishment of Cluster University in Ladakh.

The Cluster University is spread over five colleges of Leh and Kargil districts. It was established with an initial grant of Rs 65 crore

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