An entire shutdown was noticed throughout Ladakh as 1000’s marched demanding statehood and constitutional protections below the sixth schedule for the Union Territory.
Protests have been collectively organised by the Leh Apex Physique and Kargil Democratic Alliance.
Hundreds of women and men marched throughout the primary metropolis of Leh in freezing temperatures, shouting slogans demanding statehood for Ladakh, the implementation of the sixth schedule of the Structure, and likewise separate parliament seats for Leh and Kargil districts.
The shutdown was noticed regardless of the Centre’s announcement to carry a second spherical of talks with representatives of the Leh Apex Physique and Kargil Democratic Alliance.
The Centre has already constituted a high-powered committee headed by Minister of State (Dwelling Affairs) Nityanand Rai to deal with the calls for of the folks of Ladakh.
The folks of Ladakh mentioned they could not reside below an never-ending bureaucratic rule within the Union Territory and solely a full statehood – the place they elect their representatives to manipulate the area – may fulfil their demand.
In December, the Heart held its first assembly in Ladakh and requested each the our bodies from Leh and Kargil to submit their calls for.
Ladakh was carved out as a separate Union Territory after Article 370 was scrapped and the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir was bifurcated and downgraded into two Union Territories in August 2019.
However inside simply two years, the folks of Leh and Kargil felt politically dispossessed and have collectively risen in opposition to the Centre.
Over the past two years, they’ve held a number of protests demanding statehood and constitutional ensures to guard their land, jobs, and distinct identification, one thing they used to take pleasure in below Article 370.