SRINAGAR: A delegation of leaders from Kargil on Thursday attended a meeting hosted by Union Minister of State for Home Affairs G. Kishan Reddy during which they demanded the restoration of special status and the power to decide on permanent residents as well full statehood for Ladakh.
“We had 2 clear agendas — the restoration of Article 370 and 35A and full-fledged statehood for Ladakh. We discussed these with the Union Home Ministry for two and a half hours. More meetings are to be followed to discuss this,” reports quoted Asgar Ali Karbalai, leader of Congress and Kargil Democratic Alliance (KDA) as having said,
“Our agenda focused on the restoration of Article 370 and 35A. We also told that we were against division but were in favour of the State. We don’t consider Union Territory. We also discussed development,” newspaper The Hindu quoted Qamar Ali Akhoon, a leader of Jammu and Kashmir National Conference and the KDA as having said.