LBA writes to Shah, seeks security for Kargil Buddhists

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Aug 24: Ladakh Buddhist Association (LBA) has written to Union Home Minister Amit Shah seeking security and protection of minority Buddhist community in Kargil district and restraining social organizations of the district from instigating communal disharmony in the region.
A letter written to Amit Shah by LBA president PT Kunzang while welcoming the grant of Union Territory status to Ladakh, said during last few days, social organizations and particularly individuals like Sheikh Nazir have been making undesirable and objectionable public statements to infuse communal hatred among the people of Kargil against the Buddhist community.
“Some individuals and organizations are trying their level best to flare up the issue by giving communal colour to UT status. The vested interests are bent upon misleading the people of Kargil district for political mileage by giving open threats to the Buddhists of Ladakh,” the letter said.
It warned that if vested interests continued to give objectionable statements, time is not far when Ladakh would see turmoil. It appealed to the Home Minister to ensure safety and security of the Buddhist people of Kargil district.


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