A day after BJP staged a huge protest against the Congress party in Leh on Friday in the wake of the seditious remarks made by LAHDC Kargil Councillor Zakir Hussain, more protests held in other parts of the Union Territory of Ladakh.
Ladakh MP Jamgyang Tsering Namgyal, who led the protests, stated that the people were very angry about the remarks made by Hussain. He said the nation will not tolerate such anti-national stance of the Congress.
Namgyal had recently said that China has been indulging in incursions for the last many years. The people of the region will stand with the nation. “The morale of the civilian population is high. But they have clearly said they don’t want to go to war at present. Any confrontation impacts developmental activities and their lives. They don’t want confrontation with any neighbouring country. To boost the morale of border residents, we should give them infrastructure.”
China has been developing border areas and populating them. On the controversy regarding the Demchok area, the BJP MP told India Today, “The original Demchok is with India. Close to this, China built a new Demchok village on their side which didn’t even exist earlier. They have built 13 structures and developed roads and telecom facilities and other infrastructure. They permanently settled the nomads from nearby areas there, giving them all facilities. We should understand that in order to strengthen the border, China is permanently establishing its people. We could not even open a primary school, provide telecom or any other facility to the villages we had.”
According to Namgyal, India should shift the people from towns to the border areas. The original border residents should get all facilities and be permanently settled.