Senior Congress leader and former union minister Prof Saifuddin Soz Friday urged upon the Government of India and the Government of Pakistan to agree to the opening of Kargil-Iskardu Road and the road to ancient Sharda Temple to honour the aspirations of the people of Kashmir and the people of Ladakh region.
“The people of Kargil district have had close relationship with Iskardu. In fact people of both areas happen to be having common culture, language and ethnicity,” he said in a statement. “I have been taking up this matter with Govt. of India for a pretty long time. I have been, particularly, taking up the matter regarding opening of the road to the historic Sharda Temple located in PaK.”
Similarly, the demand of Kashmiri Pandit community for opening road to ancient Sharda Temple is very genuine and it would be a great gesture to respect the aspirations of the people to open this temple for devotees.”