Retreat after locals stage protests
Leh, Dec 20: In another incident of Chinese intrusion, two Chinese vehicles carrying Chinese citizens crossed the Indian border and entered Changthang area of Nyoma block in Leh district.
The Chinese reportedly raised objections to the local nomads allowing their livestock to graze in the area, but after strong protests by local authorities and other nomads, the went back.
Nyoma Councillor Ishey Spalzang, who represents the constituency in the Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council, said the incident reportedly occurred four-five days back.
He said for about three years local nomads have not been taking their livestock to Kakjung area for grazing due to varied reasons but this year some local nomads had put up tent there.
“After a tent was put up near the border, locals across the border started objecting to it. The Chinese said they will face problems in letting their livestock graze in the area. They threatened our nomads who retreated from the area and communicated the incident to local authorities and other locals,” Ishey said.
A video which has gone viral on social media shows Chinese vehicles entering the Indian territory and rushing back after strong protests were staged by the sub-district magistrate and other locals. (Agencies)