Mehbooba leads peace mission to Zanskar,Ladakh


Srinagar, October 29(Scoop News) -   Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti today reached Kargil on way to Zanskar. After her overnight stay at Kargil she will leave for Zanskar, tomorrow 240 kilometers further away. Stating this here today party chief spokesperson Naeem Akhtar said the party president is accompanied by senior leaders Qazi Mohammad Afzal, Nizamuddin Bhat and Tashi Gyalson district president Leh.

At Kargil Mehbooba visited the family of Sheikh Ahmed Mohammadi the late head of the reputed Islamia School Kargil who passed away recently. She spent some time with the family and conveyed her condolences to them. Mehbooba paid rich tributes to the departed scholar and spiritual leader who she recalled had enriched the life of the region significantly through his selfless services.

Mehbooba, according to Akhtar is visiting Zanskar to express solidarity with the victims of recent violence and meet different sections of society there in order to help restore peace and friendly relations between communities in the desert hinterland. Akhtar said the government had miserably failed to respond to the situation in Zanskar till it resulted in violence against a small defenseless group of people in an area that is known for communal amity and tolerance. He said it was an index of the seriousness of this government about the lives of people that it sent some ministers to Zanskar one month after the initial indications of trouble that had been brewing ever since.

Mehbooba is scheduled to reach Padum, the headquarters of Zanskar sub division on Tuesday evening where she would hold meetings with different groups in an effort to promote peace.


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