This is an email I received from Zoom Car on July 28
Dear Zoomer, This is a follow-up on the Ladakh Travel Advisory (about ban of non-local vehicles including self-drive rented cars) we had issued earlier. It has come to our notice that the situation has aggravated and all outside vehicles (even personal cars) are being restricted from entering Leh. Cases of violence, including manhandling and stone pelting, have also come to light.
In view of these unfortunate events, we would advise extreme caution to anyone who is planning to take any personal or rented vehicle in the region.
I would like to know from fellow travelers currently in the area or from those who have faced trouble in the past to tell me more about the "ban of non-local vehicles" situation.