Ladakh region and the central government is all heading for possible confrontation as the people of Kargil have decided not to support either the demand of any special status after the UT declaration or sixth schedule on the Bodo land pattern.
After the People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration held talks with Kargil leadership and impressed upon them to decide whether they wanted to throw their lot behind the struggle of Leh or with Srinagar. It seems they have joined People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration, bringing all plans of Leh to get a sixth schedule by Union Home Ministry as promised after the latest LAHDC elections. People of Leh are waiting anxiously with their leaders for the announcement of the central government about safeguarding their land and jobs as the latest amendment to the land laws in Jammu and Kashmir has made them more angry and anxious.
This open divide in union territory of Ladakh is not good news for the BJP leadership of Leh as they have already suffered few reverses in LAHDC elections and now the Kargil revolt has surely delayed all such moves to get any central law on the pattern of Bodo tribes. Former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah along with other leaders of People’s Alliance for the Gupkar Declaration reached the people of Drass and Kargil and got a very warm welcome and response.
If the divide remains between Kargil and Leh it would be very difficult for the central government to announce any special package for Ladakh region as the revolt of Kargil will not allow them to do any announcement in near future.