“Leh Chalo Andolan”: Ladakh Unites for Urgent Safeguard

VoL Desk, Jan. 28: In a press conference convened by the Leh Apex body, a significant call for the “Leh Chalo Andolan” on February 3, 2024, was made to safeguard the interests of Ladakh. Expressing their dissatisfaction with the periodic meetings with the Ministry of Home Affairs, both the Leh Apex Body and KDA jointly announced the commencement of the “Leh Chalo Andolan.”

During the press conference, Tsering Lakrok disclosed that the demonstration is scheduled to commence at 10:00 am fr...

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Controversy Erupts in Ladakh as Government Renames Health Centers to “Ayushman Arogya Mandir”

Kargil, Jan. 27: In response to the directive from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, to rebrand medical aid centers/health and wellness centers as “Ayushman Arogya Mandir,” various political parties and religious organizations, including Indian National Congress, IKMT, JUAIK, Ladakh Buddhist Association, and Anjuman-e-Imam Zaman Sankoo, have expressed their discontent.

The District Congress Committee, Leh, stated in a press conference that the decision to re...

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Zojila Pass Stays Open Amidst Dry Spell: A Double-Edged Sword for Ladakh’s Residents

Jan. 16, 2024: Despite concerns about adverse effects on agricultural practices in the upcoming season due to the lack of snowfall, life for the people of Ladakh has temporarily eased due to uninterrupted traffic on the Zojila Pass.

Zojila, one of the highest motorable roads, situated at 11,575 feet, links Ladakh Union Territory to the rest of the world and usually remains closed for several months during the harsh winter solstice due to heavy snowfall. However, this year, with the change...

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8th General Election for IKMT Kargil Executive Body Sees Strong Voter Turnout

Kargil, Dec. 13: The 8th general election for the IKMT Kargil executive body took place today at Hussain Park, with designated polling booths for different zones of the Kargil district: Sankoo, Kargil Town, Sodh, Pashkum, Shargol, Chiktan, and Drass.

Additionally, a polling station was set up in Jammu for migrant residents of Kargil to cast their votes.

The voting commenced punctually at 9:30 am and ran until 4:00 pm, allowing people from various blocks to participate in the voting pr...

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Mir Waiz Of Goma Kargil Syed Hussain Mosavi Passed Away After Prolonged Illness

VoL Desk, Nov. 28: Renowned scholar Hujatul Islam Agha Syed Hussain Mosavi, Mir Waiz of Goma Kargil, passed away after a prolonged illness, plunging the entire Kargil community into profound sorrow and mourning.

The funeral prayer which was held at Hussaini Park in Kargil led by Hojatul Islam Sheikh Mohammad Mohaqeq, where thousands attended the funeral prayer. During the occasion, Chairman of the Imam Khomeini Memorial Trust, Hujatul Islam Sheikh Sadiq Rajai, alongside other scholars, h...

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Union Home Ministry Invites Ladakh Leaders for Crucial Talks

VoL Desk, Nov. 24: Reliable sources have indicated that the Kargil Democratic Alliance (KDA) and the Leh Apex Body (LAB) received invitations from the Union Ministry of Home Affairs to discuss crucial issues concerning Ladakh once again.

Reports initially suggested that leaders from these organizations in the two Ladakh districts would be summoned to Delhi only after the Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC) Kargil elections. However, a meeting is now slated for December 4 to...

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Advocate Mustafa Haji Questions LAHDC Exclusion in Ladakh’s Land Allotment Policy 2023

Kargil, Nov. 07: Ladakh New Industrial Land Allotment Policy 2023 which was recently implemented in Ladakh raised outrage among the civil society. After the coming into force of this policy Advocate Mustafa Haji raised concern over the policy that “in the policy there is no mention of LAHDC which indicates that the institution represented by people has been sidelined”.

During an interview with voice of Ladakh correspondent, advocate Mustafa Haji said that “despite our opinion in the draf...

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From Housewife to Entrepreneur: The Inspiring Journey of “Lakhpati Didi” in Kargil

Fatima Banoo, a resident of the border village of Latoo in Kargil district, has earned herself the title of “Lakhpati Didi”; thanks to her successful venture which is a Self-Help Group. Despite having no formal education, Fatima has not only become a successful entrepreneur but also emerged as an inspiration for women in the Kargil district. Her story represents a shining example of women’s entrepreneurship in Kargil, where the Ladakh Rural Livelihood Mission (LRLM) is making significant cha...

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Imam Khomeini’s Legacy Revered in Kargil: Grand Congregation Honors Revolutionary Leader’s 34th Demise Anniversary

Kargil, June 04: On the occasion of the 34th anniversary of the passing of Ayatollah Rouhullah Mousavi Khomeini, the Imam Khomeini Memorial Trust (IKMT) Kargil organized a significant gathering. The event was graced by the presence of Ayatollah Agha Mehdi Mahdavipur, the Representative of the Supreme Leader of Iran, as the Chief Guest, and Dr. Shabbir Ali Warsi as the guest of honor.

To commence the day, thousands of students from Mutahhary Public Schools warmly welcomed the distinguished...

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Agha Mehdi Mehdavipur Inspires and Inaugurates During Tour to Sankoo

Kargil, June 2: Agha Mehdi Mehdavipur continued his tour of Kargil on the second day, visiting the Sankoo Sub Division. During his visit, he toured schools, madrasas, religious sites, and inaugurated educational and religious facilities.

In the morning, Agha Mehdi Mehdavipur visited the Ladakh Yateem Trust at Lankerchay. He interacted with the orphans and delivered an inspiring speech, expressing his condolences and advising them not to feel fatherless. He emphasized that the first Shia I...

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