KDA Asks Admin To Withdraw Summons Against Students

Kargil Democratic Alliance leaders | File Photo

Srinagar: Kargil Democratic Alliance (KDA), a conglomerate of social, political and religious parties, on Wednesday asked the Union Territory administration to withdraw summons issued to student leaders in Kargil over last month’s protest against land grab.

In a statement issued on Wednesday, a KDA spokesperson alleged that the Union Territory administration was saddened over the unity of Kargil and Leh parties and were venting out frustration on students and civil society activists through different means.

The amalgam also accused the administration of making efforts to weaken the unity forged between the people and leaders of Leh and Kargil.

“We want to tell the Union Territory administration that they will lose the faith of the people with such measures. We advise the administration to resolve the issues of people and not to resort to anti-people policies and harassment,” the spokesperson said.

The KDA, he said, condemns the summons issued to the students and expresses solidarity with them.

“We also urge Union Territory administration not to spoil the peaceful atmosphere to please a particular political party,” the KDA spokesperson said.

Pertinently, six student leaders have been summoned by the Executive Magistrate, 1st class, Kargil for allegedly trying to breach peace and create chaos by provoking the students of girls’ higher secondary against the administration.

Among those who have been summoned included Ali Murtaza, President of Student Education Movement of Kargil (SEMOK), Ahmad Qadri SEMOK Vice President, Farzana Batool SEMOK Member, Shazia Nazir president of All Ladakh Student Welfare Association Jammu, Hassan Hundarmani Spokesman of SEMOK, and Jammu Boys Hostel president Mohammad Hasnain.

On October 28, scores of girls’ students hit the streets in Kargil town and staged a protest over the alleged occupation of the land by some locals belonging to the girls’ higher secondary school. The protesting students had marched to the office of Deputy Commissioner, Kargil to press their demand. The protesting students were given assurance by the ADC, Kargil that their genuine demand will be met.

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