Tourists Driving SUV Through Pangong Lake Angers Ladakhis

SRINAGAR: A video showing some tourists driving their SUV through Ladakh’s Pangong Lake has evoked angry reactions from nature lovers and locals in the Union Territory.

A screengrab of a video showing some tourists driving their SUV through Ladakh’s Pangong Lake

A Ladakh resident, sharing the video on his Twitter page, took strong exception to such vandalising of the delicate lake ecosystem.

“I am sharing again an another shameful video. Such irresponsible tourists are killing ladakh. Do you know? Ladakh have a more than 350 birds species and lakes like Apangong Aare the home of many bird species. Such act may have risked the habitat of many bird species,” Jigmat Ladakhi tweeted.

The video from Ladakh has angered many Twitter users who slammed the careless behaviour of the tourists.

“Stupidity has peaked!! Absolute nonsense,” said one user. “These hooligans must be banned from entering Ladakh,” another user commented, tagging Ladakh and Haryana Police.

The Haryana Police’s Twitter handle was tagged because the Audi SUV had a Haryana registration number.

The video has been viewed nearly eight lakh times.

The people of Ladakh are very sensitive towards the preservation of their ecology as also the various flora and fauna found in the region.

Polythene is voluntarily banned by the people in Ladakh and they take strong exception to littering of places by outsiders.

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