Jammu, Feb 8: The demand of people of Ladakh region for creation of a separate Administrative/ Revenue Division was a legitimate concern of people of the region. Besides, there are several legitimate regional and sub-regional concerns and demands in our state which is rich of diversities and its unity is important. Fulfilling the democratic aspirations of the people of different regions and sub regions and decentralization and democratization of governance is the foundation for the unity of our people.
However, the best forum to address these concerns is the State Assembly. Successive governments couldn’t address these issues which resulted in widening of gaps between regions and sub-regions. The divisive elements of different shades used this situation for their own agendas. The only possible solution to address these issues demands evolving a constitutional mechanism.
Why was the Governor’s administration in hurry to take this decision and not leave it to the elected Assembly is a matter of concern.