Is Leh territory of Jammu and
Kashmir in Indian sides? Are Buddhists also a part of civil society? Does
Buddhists have right of equality in state? Aren’t Buddhists qualified and
competent? These are few questions among several which Member Legislative
Council from Leh, Nurboo Gialchan wanted to ask to government to which he has
forwarded representation to chief minister and Governor of the state, according
Alleging gross neglect with
principal minority (Buddhists) of state by successive governments, Gialchan
informed that for the last sixty years no even a single judge has been
appointed in high courts of the state. Cursing self and other politicians for
not striving to get equal share in funds, appointments and other benefits
entrusted upon them constitutionally.
Giving details of health
department he maintained that not a single doctor or dispensary is available.
Even out of 17 ambulances demanded under NHRM only 2 were given to district
Leh. He informed that there about 93 posts of heath department lying vacant but
government neither send staff from Jammu or Kashmir nor consider local
“Horticulture department is one
man show in entire districts as sign boars are installed several places but no
employees are seen insides office. Only Manager-cum-Chemist, scheduled to get
promoted to Chief Horticulture Officer in the days to come is running entire
department”. He said that local apricot fruit is diminishing with every passing
day because there is no mechanical methodology available besides financial
assistance to horticulturists has never ever been taken in consideration.
With the result people have had
to import apricot fruit from Afghanistan and Pakistan @ Rs 400 per kg, he said
and added if financial assistance and mechanical methods are provided to
horticulturalists the things would be different and fruit could be exported to
fetch lucrative incomes to people.
Unleashing timid approach of
state government towards Buddhists and especially for Leh district, Gialchan
informed that despite being oldest district only 26 posts has been to Leh
whereas Kargil has been given 80 posts. He said that ordinary clerks are
maintaining accounts because of non availability of Accounts.
Regarding education department,
Gialchan said that out of 27 teachers selected only 4 have joined till date. He
suggested it is wise to appoint local educated aspirants instead of candidates
from Jammu or Kashmir region.
Expressing hope that government
will rise from deep slumber and take the corrective measures otherwise it would
be too late to address the burning issues of Leh and Buddhists.