Daily Mail India
Daily Mail India

Fighter jets roar in the sky as Leh falls silent

Leh: The steady roaring of fighter jets ripping the skies of Leh in Ladakh on Sunday shattered the calm of this mountainous metropolis as stress escalated alongside the Line of Actual Control between India and China.

The administration maintained a silence over what was taking place. It ensured that journalists weren’t allowed to maneuver past few a kilometers of Leh metropolis. The military and native police hold a file of each journalist arriving in the metropolis and observe their actions. The recent wave of Covid-19 circumstances in Ladakh, which has round 837 circumstances, together with 623 in Kargil and 214 in Leh, has develop into an ideal alibi for the administration to maintain a verify on journalists.

Over the previous week, journalists weren’t allowed to come back by way of Kashmir freeway and people flying into the metropolis are being examined for corona. The administration additionally reframed the Covid-19 protocol this week, making seven days quarantine after arrival obligatory. The authorities had imposed strict restrictions on Sunday claiming that locals would in any other case exit for social gatherings growing the danger of the virus unfold. The palpable stress in the metropolis was mirrored in the reactions of the native residents, who refused to talk overtly about the border scenario. “Things are not good for us. Our land has been taken in some border areas and now (China) is aiming to take over Leh as well,” a businessman in Leh instructed ET.

NO MOBILE NETWORK

On June 19, councillors from jap Ladakh, by way of the Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council, as soon as once more wrote to the UT administration requesting restoration of the cellular community in the Changthang area, as locals are minimize off from the world for weeks now.

“We, the individuals of border villages, are all the time with the Indian Army throughout any emergency, however important services like telecommunication must be offered to us,” learn the letter addressed to Saugat Biswas, divisional commissioner of Ladakh. To counter the narrative of escalating tensions, the administration launched images on twitter, mentioning that 33 residents of Maan village (additionally incommunicado attributable to no cellular community) celebrated yoga day and carried out yoga at 14,000 ft on the banks of Pangong Lake, one in all the flashpoints of the ongoing stress between the two nations.

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