Take the pledge to vote

For a better tommorow#AajSawaroApnaKal
  • I agree to receive emails from News18

  • I promise to vote in this year's elections no matter what the odds are.
  • Please check above checkbox.

    SUBMIT

Thank you for
taking the pledge

Vote responsibly as each vote counts
and makes a diffrence

Disclaimer:

Issued in public interest by HDFC Life. HDFC Life Insurance Company Limited (Formerly HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company Limited) (“HDFC Life”). CIN: L65110MH2000PLC128245, IRDAI Reg. No. 101 . The name/letters "HDFC" in the name/logo of the company belongs to Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited ("HDFC Limited") and is used by HDFC Life under an agreement entered into with HDFC Limited. ARN EU/04/19/13618
LIVE TV DownloadNews18 App
News18 English
News18 » India
1-min read

Ladakh MP Rues Lack of Basic Facilities in Village of Local Who Alerted Army About 1999 Pak Intrusion

Raising the issue in Lok Sabha during the Zero Hour, the BJP MP Jamyang Namgyal said local farms were acquired by the Army during the operations but even 20 years after the war ended, farmers had not got them back.

PTI

Updated:July 30, 2019, 1:08 PM IST
facebookTwitterskypewhatsapp
Ladakh MP Rues Lack of Basic Facilities in Village of Local Who Alerted Army About 1999 Pak Intrusion
Image for representation.
Loading...

New Delhi: Ladakh MP Jamyang Tsering Namgyal on Monday said that while the country is celebrating Kargil Diwas, the village of Tashi Namgyal, the local who alerted the Indian Army about Pakistani intrusion in 1999, still lacks basic facilities.

Raising the issue in Lok Sabha during the Zero Hour, the BJP MP said local farms were acquired by the Army during the operations but even 20 years after the war ended, farmers had not got them back. Namgyal also demanded that services of local transporters and produce from Ladakhis be procured by the defence forces.

He said after the Kargil operation, locals were being hired as porters. "During the Kargil operation, the locals volunteered to do this dangerous work. But now, the Army has capped the recruitment on the basis of age. During the war, the locals gave their vehicles for transport and whatever crops they produced to the defence forces.

"But now we are being told that our carrots, potatoes do not fit the specifications of the Army. How can we match up with the vegetables from Mumbai and Delhi," Namgyal asked. He also demanded that the contribution of Tashi be recognised.

"Several villages along the border, including Tashi's, do not have telecommunication facilities and amenities like drinking water," Namgyal said.

National Conference's Hasnain Masoodi said there was panic in Kashmir after the Centre's decision to increase the number of security personnel in the state. Meanwhile, BJP's Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur said contractual labourers were being sacked from AIIMS, Bhopal without prior notice.

Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox - subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what's happening in the world around you – in real time.

Subscribe to Moneycontrol Pro and gain access to curated markets data, trading recommendations, equity analysis, investment ideas, insights from market gurus and much more. Get Moneycontrol PRO for 1 year at price of 3 months. Use code FREEDOM.

Read full article
Loading...
Next Story
Next Story

Also Watch

facebookTwitterskypewhatsapp

Live TV

Loading...
Countdown To Elections Results
To Assembly Elections 2018 Results