Ladakh's new status ignites hopes and anger

Mr Konchok Tharchin, who runs travel company Demazong Travels in the city of Leh in Ladakh, is happy that the region has been split from the trouble-torn state of Jammu and Kashmir.

He is among the locals who are optimistic that the move will boost tourism and development in Leh.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 10, 2019, with the headline 'Ladakh's new status ignites hopes and anger'. Print Edition | Subscribe