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Chasm between twin districts of region widens over conversion issue,
LBA demands enactment of Anti Conversion law in state

Leh(Ladakh), September 12, (Scoop News)-Accusing authorities of inexplicable dithering over alleged ‘forcible conversion’ of a Buddhist girl to Islam by marrying a Muslim boy in Ladakh region, Ladakh Buddhist Association (LBA) has said they suspect collusion of official machinery in recovering of the girl.

Offering a ‘week’s time’ to district administration for restoring the girl to her parents by Thursday, LBA has also demanded now to bring a bill on Anti Conversion Law in Jammu and Kashmir during forthcoming session of the State Legislature to prevent any communal unrest in the region.

A Buddhist girl, Angmo (name changed) has reportedly married Aga Murtaza of Drass in Kargil district about two year back after eloping with him. Angmo has approached chief minister dismissing her ‘forcible conversion and caging.’

Following the incident, politically opposed twin districts over Union Territory (UT) status, the chasm between Leh and Kargil has further widened. Leh is a Buddhist majority district while Kargil is predominantly Muslim area of Ladakh region.

Last week a half day shutdown was observed and a protest rally was taken out in Leh town. The protesters later on submitted a representation to district administration seeking therein the intervention of the state chief minister in this regard.

LBA has been closely monitoring these incidents of conversions and claims that over 46 such cases had been recorded during past 15 years.

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