Author : Ghulam Mehdi
From : Leh (Ladakh) India
Occupation : Scholar
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With reference to the two day session of LAHDC (Leh), in this session several issues were raised by the opposition party related to development in LADAKH and on the other hand they show dis satisfactory over the performance of LUTF, the reason may be preparation for the coming elections. In this session some members from the opposition party raised question on the performance of Mr. Khan who is Executive Councilor Minority Affair for his alleged involvement in diverting fund for the promotion and preservation of Balti culture and also raised question that he is involved in swindling funds in the name of Skarchen Association.
I am along with hundreds of other people from Nobra being voluntary members of the Skarchen Organization; never accept such allegation against our Organization.
There is strong reason for this, that Skarchen is not with Ghulam Hussian alone, who is now targeted by the opposition party, because he is actively participate in previous election and voluntarily work for the entire region. There is a person who is associated with Skarchen Organization, some people from Turtuk Village itself. So whatever allegation they have put before the Hill Council is baseless and if some funds are released for the preservation and promotion of Balti culture and tradition. What’s wrong with that, every community part of LAHDC and Baltis are not outsider, if they think so that means they question on their nationality and they are against the progress of the entire Muslim community. Skarchen did lot for the development Turtuk region in particular and entire Nobra valley in general, we never forget the achievement of the organization, no doubt there is some interest behind the work but people aware of its consequences and shortfall.
Same what SECMOL did for Ladakh, Skarchen for Nobra valley, the down fall of the SECMOL is also due to strong opposition from political parties and involvement of politics in the Organization, the conflict of politician with NGO worker is not new in Ladakh.
The writer who is scholar and social activist belongs to Balti Community.