Hassan Khan

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Al-Haaj, Shri
Ghulam Hassan
Member of the Indian Parliament
for Ladakh
In office
10 October 1999 – 6 February 2004
Preceded by Syed Hussain[1]
Succeeded by Thupstan Chhewang
In office
Preceded by Thupstan Chhewang
Succeeded by Thupstan Chhewang
Personal details
Born Ghulam Hassan
(1936-12-11) 11 December 1936 (age 80)
Silmoo, Kargil , India
Citizenship Indian
Nationality Indian
Political party Jammu & Kashmir National Conference
Other political
Independent Candidate
Spouse(s) Zeben Nissa
Children Feroze Khan
Parents Ghulam Muhammad And Smt. Khatija
Residence Silmoo, Kargil
Alma mater Kashmir University
Occupation Politician, Police Officer
Profession Agriculturist
Religion Islam

Haji Ghulam Hassan Khan is an Indian politician from the state of Jammu and Kashmir. He is a member of the Indian Parliament representing Ladakh (Lok Sabha constituency).

He was born on 11 December 1936 at Silmo, Kargil. He married Zeben Nissa on 18 December 1963, and he has a Bachelor's degree in Arts from the University of Kashmir.[2]

Political career[edit]

  • 1999, was elected to 13th Lok Sabha.
  • 1999-2000, served as a Member, Committee on Transport and Tourism Member, Committee on Science and Technology, Environment and Forests.
  • 2000-2004, served as a Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Defence.
  • 2009, was re-elected to 15th Lok Sabha (2nd term) on 31 Aug.
  • 2009, was a Member, Committee on Labour.[2][3]

In the 15th Lok Sabha elections, over denial of mandate by the National Conference he fought against the Congress candidate in Ladakh as an independent candidate and won. Though later he announced his decision to return to the National Conference at a news conference, termed by JKNC chief Dr. Farooq Abdullah as his "Homecoming"[4][5] however due to political circumstances[6][7] he had to clarify later on that he would be only lending unconditional support to the UPA and won't be re- joining the JKNC. Even today(2013) he is recorded as an Independent MP in the Lok Sabha records. [8]

In September 2013 he contested as a councilor and won from Silmo constituency in the 3rd General elections of the LAHDC Kargil. It was his case that brought to the front the peculiarity in the LAHDC Act 1995 as he holds the seat of a councilor and is yet to resign as the Member of Parliament, Ladakh.[9][10][11]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ 12th Lok Sabha#Jammu & Kashmir
  2. ^ a b "Official Site". Leh. Retrieved 2013-06-11. 
  3. ^ "Lok Sabha". Retrieved 2013-06-11. 
  4. ^ "National : Ladakh result a contentious issue". The Hindu. 2009-05-20. Retrieved 2013-06-11. 
  5. ^ http://zeenews.india.com/election09/story.aspx?aid=532629
  6. ^ "Ladakh MP denies rejoining National Conference : Election News, News - India Today". Indiatoday.intoday.in. 2009-05-19. Retrieved 2013-06-11. 
  7. ^ Mohua Chatterjee, TNN 18 May 2009, 12.00am IST (2009-05-18). "Cong upset with NC over Ladakh ploy - Times Of India". Articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 2013-06-11. 
  8. ^ "Profile of Members". Government of India. Retrieved 5 March 2012. 
  9. ^ Congress, NC win Kargil hill council polls | TwoCircles.net
  10. ^ Newly elected LAHDC Councilors administered oath - Rising Kashmir. Latest News, Breaking News From Kashmir`s very own English Daily
  11. ^ List of Councilors, LAHDC Kargil