House panel to visit J&K, Ladakh from August 17 to 21 | India News – Times of India


NEW DELHI: The parliamentary standing committee on home affairs will pay a visit to Jammu & Kashmir as well as Ladakh from August 17 to 21 for a detailed examination of matters relating to administration, development and people’s welfare in the two Union territories.
While the panel, chaired by deputy leader of the opposition in Rajya Sabha and Congress MP Anand Sharma, will arrive in Ladakh on August 16 and be there on August 17 and 18, it will spend the remaining part of the tour in Jammu and Srinagar before returning from Jammu on August 22. The visit comes almost two months after PM Narendra Modi met leaders of all parties of J&K, the first such interaction after revocation of Article 370. Modi had requested the J&K parties to participate in the delimitation process and assured them that polls would follow after the process was complete.
Kargil and Leh join hands to push for statehood: Days ahead of the second anniversary of getting the Union territory status, Ladakh on Sunday witnessed ideologically different representatives of Kargil and Leh districts joining hands to seek full-fledged statehood along with constitutional safeguards for the region.





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