Times of India Reports On Case Against ALTOA, Police Action Awaited

Times of India Reports On Case Against ALTOA, Police Action Awaited

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By Latika Payak


On September 17, 2014 Times of India, Delhi Edition (P.16) reported on the order that was passed against All Ladakh Tour Operator’s Association (ALTOA) by Chief Judicial Magistrate, Leh-Ladakh Pawan Kumar Sharma. This order was passed on September 10, 2014. And while it may seem like this order could put an end to the mafia-like activities of ALTOA, reality isn’t just that.

Currently, co-owners, Arjun Majumdar and Sandhya Chandrasekharayya, along with Manish Pasad, Chief of Operation, Indiahikes and advocate Kashi Vishweshwar are awaiting police action as per the directive given in the CJM’s order. Meanwhile Indiahikes’ trekkers are being denied transport in Leh even for sight-seeing which is grossly unfair and a clear violation the fundamental right of moving freely in one’s own country.

To put an end to such lawlessness it is necessary that tourists and trekkers are aware of the crooked behaviour of local tour operators in Ladakh region. So do spread the message that will help put an end to the errant practices of these local operators.

Read more: Court orders action against ALTOA for disrupting Indiahikes treks

Latika Payak

Senior Content Writer

About the author

Latika is a Senior Content Writer and one of the rare team members who has seen Indiahikes from its initial days. She was among the first few to begin creating content at Indiahikes, documenting treks around Maharasthra, interviewing trekkers and writing their stories.

Latika started trekking after joining Indiahikes and has trekked to Roopkund, Hampta Pass, Kedarkantha, Dayara Bugyal, Tarsar Marsar, and Har Ki Dun.

With a strong background in print media and have worked with several publications. Latika is always hunting for great stories hidden in the folds of the mountains. Horror stories from ancient routes and villages of the Himalayas are her favourite.

She is presently working on bringing out news from the remote trekking regions of our country.