In an attempt to retrieve lost ground in Ladakh, India’s largest Lok Sabha seat in geographical terms, the BJP had played a trump card by announcing separate divisional status to the region ahead of the parliamentary poll.
While Opposition groups had questioned the timing of this administrative decision taken under President’s rule, the creation of a separate division for Ladakh (on February 8) with its headquarters in Leh snowballed into a major controversy that divided the people on communal lines in the peaceful region.…
Moreover, the anger of having been “betrayed and cheated on sentimental issues”, particularly Union Territory (UT) status to Ladakh, still prevails among the Ladakhi people.…
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