Tableau Row: Kargil celebrates R-Day separately

Tableau Row: Kargil celebrates R-Day separately

President AJUUIA hoists tricolour at Isna Aharaya chowk

Tasaduq Hussain

Kargil, Jan 26 : Amid bone-chilling cold, the Anjuman Jamat Ul Ulama Isna Ashria Kargil on Tuesday celebrated the 72 Republic Day separately as a mark of protest against the administration.

Prominent leaders and organizations in the Kargil district had expressed their dismay and termed the first Tableau display in New Delhi a partial representation of the region by ignoring the socio-cultural heritage of the district.

Talking to news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), President, Anjuman Jamat Ul Ulama Isna Ashria, Sheikh Nazir Mohammadi said that Kargil today marked history with the maiden unofficial Republic Day celebrations with the participation of thousands of people.

“It was a clear message to the administration and central government that partial share cum representation isn’t acceptable to people of Kargil,” Mohammadi said.

He said that despite having no such experience the occasion was celebrated in a great manner with people’s participation.

“People in thousands joined the celebrations at Isna Chowk Kargil and the tricolour was unfurled at 10:45 am that started with the recitation of Quran at Isna Asharaya Chowk Kargil,” he said.

He said that the occasion was celebrated as a make of protest only because the people of Kargil are being ignored at every front by the UT administration.

“Injustice with Kargil must end and there should be an equal share of rights under the Indian constitution and this celebration sends a clear message to both UT administration and central government,” he said.

Mohammadi, while addressing the gathering said that India in a year celebrates two occasions including the 26th of January and 15th August but the administration is deliberately ignoring the constitutional rights to Kargil.

These constitutional rights teach us about the rights, justice and none is superior to others. We demand equal rights under the constitution,” he said.

He said that “We demand equal share and rights and don’t ask for more than deserved under the constitution.”

Mohammadi said that instead of equal stay at both the districts, LG hardly visits Kargil.

“After giving UT status to Ladakh it was promised that there will be an equal share of directors and duty rosters were also finished but still, the people of Kargil are made to travel Leh for any official work,” he said.

“We will continue to fight for equal rights,” he said—(KNO)

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