Reservation Annulment : Kargil observes shutdown

KARGIL:   Frontier district of Kargil observed a total shut down on the call of Employees Joint Action Committee Kargil which was supported by all religious bodies as well as political and social organizations.

EJAC called a total shutdown in Kargil on the Reservation Annulment Judgment of the Hon’ble High Court Jammu and Kashmir.

All Government establishments, private educational institutions, shops were shut and traffic movement was restricted in support of the strike.

Later a peaceful protest rally under the banner of EJAC Kargil was taken out in which thousands of employees, public as well as leaders of all religious, social as well as political parties participated.

Prominent among them includes senior Congress leader and MLA Kargil Haji Asgar Ali Karbalie, former minster and senior NC leader Qamar Ali Akhun, President PDP Kargil Kacho Gulzar Hussain, former MLC and representative Anjuman Sahab-e- Zaman Syed Ahmad Razvi, state executive member BJP Mohammad Subhan Jafary, representatives of religious organizations Islamia School Kargil and Imam Khomeini Memorial Trust, Bar Association Kargil, social organizations including, SEMOK, Youth Action Committee, All Ladakh Youth Action Committee and Merchant Association Kargil.

The rally concluded with a function in which representatives of these parties supported the protest of EJAC against the Annulment of Reservation in the State.

MLA Kargil Haji Asgar Ali Karbalie assured that if the ruling party passes a bill in the protection of reservation bill in the coming assembly session, opposition party will support the bill, and added that he has taken the issue already with the Chief Minister on which CM assured him for his full consideration on protecting the reservation.

Akhun assured the employees of Kargil that LAHDC has extended its full support in favour of the issue and suggested that all the all parties of Ladakh should come forward and form a committee to fight for the reservation policy.

Representatives of BJP, PDP, ISK, IKMT and Anjuman Sahab Zaman along with representatives of other organizations while speaking on the occasion supported the issue raised by EJAC and has assured of their support in future also for resolving the issue.

Mohammad Mukhtar Khan President EJAC Kargil thanking all religious, political as well as social organizations for their support in favour of EJAC, informed the people present there that Chairman J&K Legislative Council Haji Anayat Ali has also extended his support on this issue with EJAC and has assured for any kind of help in resolving the reservation policy.

He further added that EJAC Kargil will come with a full fledged Protest Calendar so that they can fight for the rights of the employees of the reserved categories particularly of Ladakh Region.

According to sources Leh district also observed a complete strike against the Annulment of Reservation in the State.

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