Ladakhi people have long been inconvenienced in travelling all the way to Srinagar to get any official work done. They have been requesting for a separate division in the recent past.

Reports state that given Ladakh’s unique topographic conditions, people have also demanded that it be given special status.

Source: Holidify

All major political parties, including the BJP and the Congress, have welcomed this decision which was long pending.

Source: Thrillophilia

Furthermore, a promise to create another separate division was made by former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Omar Abdullah on Twitter.

“After the elections of 2019 should the people of J&K repose faith in @JKNC our government will grant division status to Chenab valley & Pir Panchal regions as already laid out in our regional autonomy promise,” the tweet read.

Reportedly, the government has also formed a committee headed by the principal secretary, to chalk out staff roles, posts, duties and locations for offices.