Kargil taxi operators call for shutdown tomorrow

Jammu, August 08 (KMS): In Muslim majority Kargil area of Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the Taxi Operators and Owners Union has called for a complete shutdown in the district, tomorrow, on 9 August against the monopoly of a particular taxi union in Budhist dominated Leh district after Modi regime made Ladakh a union territory.

Local media reported that the members of the union, who are already on an indefinite hunger strike demanding permission to ply Kargil based taxis across Ladakh like they used to pre-August 5, 2019 decision by Modi regime. They said that the administration seems least bothered about our grievances.
Tomorrow’s shutdown call was announced during a press conference at Press Club Kargil by the MD Taxi Union Kargil, Mohammad Hassan Pasha and Union President Taxi operators Kargil, today.

All other members of the union were also present on the occasion to support the strike.

Besides, all social, religious, trade and students’ bodies including the Anjuman Jammiatul Ulama Asna Asharia (AJUAAK) based in Kargil have extended support to the strike call by the taxi union.

Speaking to the media, Mohammad Hassan, a member of the taxi operators union, said that they are on strike for last several days, however the administration “seems least bothered about our grievances”.

Hassan said that they used to have an All Jammu and Kashmir route permit to operate anywhere in Jammu and Kashmir including Ladakh, however since the abrogation of Article 370, they are being prevented from operating on inner routes in Leh which is injustice with them.

He said that they will continue the strike until their demands are met.