Episode 3 | In conversation with Murtaza Fazily | The turmoil in Ladakh
While the situation in Kashmir continues to be grim, neighbouring Ladakh is in the middle of a crisis of its own. Ladakh is made up of Leh, with a majority Buddhist population and Kargil, with a majority Muslim population.
While the demand for Union Territory has been made from Leh for decades now, under the leadership of the Ladakh Buddhist Association, this sentiment isn't shared by the leaders of Kargil, who view UT status as a step-down from statehood. They also are fundamentally opposed to the bifurcation of the State of Jammu and Kashmir.
In the third episode of Voices from the Lockdown, we speak to Murtaza Fazily, a journalist from Ladakh, who will help us dissect this difference of opinion between leaders of Leh and Kargil in Ladakh.
This podcast contains recorded snippets of a phone conversation over a landline - the only form of communication available in Kashmir to the outside world.