Leh observes shutdown

A view of bandh in Leh on Friday. -Excelsior/Morup Stanzin
A view of bandh in Leh on Friday. -Excelsior/Morup Stanzin

Excelsior Correspondent

LEH, Nov 24: On the bandh call given by Ladakh Buddhist Association (LBA), all the business establishments remained closed in the district today including Nobra, Changthang, Khaltsi and Kharu block.
The bandh call was given by LBA demanding release of three LBA members including LBA Youth Vice President on bail, who were arrested few days back after reportedly being accused in a case.
While speaking, Acting President LBA Rinchen Namgyal said the bandh will be extended for tomorrow as well if the arrested members are not given bail. It is learnt that the accused have not been given bail, he said, adding that LBA also warned to call for a chakka jam if the arrested persons are not released by tomorrow.
According to reports, the incident took place about two months back when a person had allegedly kept his meat shop open on an auspicious day and subsequently clashed with some people. In this regards, a case under FIR Number 65/17 under Sections 365, 323 and 506 RPC stands registered against members of LBA on September 6.
“Selling meat and keeping wine shops open on some Buddhist auspicious days are prohibited on such days on the consent and agreements of different communities and the merchant association,” LBA Acting President Rinchen Namgyal told media. Rinchen said that LBA have full faith in the Court of law and truth will prevail.


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