MHA Ladakh Meeting: Sub-Committee Formed by LAB, KDA; Hunger Strike Abandoned with Next Meeting Scheduled

VoL Desk, Feb. 19: Following a crucial meeting between the leaders of Apex Body Leh and the Kargil Democratic Alliance with the high-powered committee of the Union Home Ministry in Delhi today, Ladakh leaders have decided to cancel their planned hunger strike set for February 20.

The leaders collectively agreed to establish a joint sub-committee to delve into the specifics of the issues and further engage in discussions with the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA).

Another meeting has been...

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Apex Body Addresses MP’s Allegations Regarding Draft Submission to MHA

VoL Desk, Feb. 15: In response to allegations by MP Ladakh, Jamyang Tsering Namgyal, regarding non-consultation in drafting Ladakh’s four-point agenda proposal submitted to the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), the Apex Body in Leh held a press conference to clarify their stance.

Tsering Dorjey Lakruk, a veteran leader from Leh representing the Apex Body, emphasized that the demands outlined in the recent draft are well-known to the people of Ladakh, having been under discussion for the pas...

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Leh Apex Body Threatens Fasting if February 19 Meeting Fails

VoL Desk, Feb. 05: Following the Leh Chalo Andolan on February 03, the Leh Apex Body (LAB) held a press conference, announcing their intent to participate in the February 19, 2024, meeting with the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) in New Delhi. However, they warned that if no positive decision is reached regarding their 4-point agenda, they will commence a fasting process until their demands are met.

During the media address,Thupstan Chhewang the president of LBA, expressed determination in...

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“Leh Chalo Andolan”: Ladakh Unites for Urgent Safeguard

VoL Desk, Jan. 28: In a press conference convened by the Leh Apex body, a significant call for the “Leh Chalo Andolan” on February 3, 2024, was made to safeguard the interests of Ladakh. Expressing their dissatisfaction with the periodic meetings with the Ministry of Home Affairs, both the Leh Apex Body and KDA jointly announced the commencement of the “Leh Chalo Andolan.”

During the press conference, Tsering Lakrok disclosed that the demonstration is scheduled to commence at 10:00 am fr...

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Leh Apex Body Lauds Supreme Court Verdict on Article 370, Advocates Ladakh Statehood Recognition

VoL Desk, Dec. 12: The Apex Body of Leh wholeheartedly applauded the recent Supreme Court ruling on the abrogation of Article 370, deeming it a significant stride toward fortifying national integration.

They extended a warm embrace to the Court’s stance on the prompt reinstatement of statehood for the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir and the scheduling of Assembly elections in J&K before September 30, 2024.

Emphasizing the essence of democracy, the Body underscored that genuine p...

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Ladakh Leaders Left Unsatisfied: Ministry of Home Affairs Offers No Assurances on Key Demands

VoL Desk, November 04: The Ladakh leaders, comprised of seven members each from the Apex Body Leh and Kargil Democratic Alliance, convened with the Ministry of Home Affairs in Delhi on Monday.

In an interview, Chhering Dorjey Lakruk stated that while the MHA attentively heard their demands and grievances, the meeting cannot yet be deemed a success as there is no assurance to fulfill their requests. Although the MHA pledged to engage in further discussions, a concrete timeline for the sub...

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Union Home Ministry Invites Ladakh Leaders for Crucial Talks

VoL Desk, Nov. 24: Reliable sources have indicated that the Kargil Democratic Alliance (KDA) and the Leh Apex Body (LAB) received invitations from the Union Ministry of Home Affairs to discuss crucial issues concerning Ladakh once again.

Reports initially suggested that leaders from these organizations in the two Ladakh districts would be summoned to Delhi only after the Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC) Kargil elections. However, a meeting is now slated for December 4 to...

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Apex Body Condemns Industrial Land Allotment Policy: Urges Prioritizing Local Concerns Over External Investments

VoL Desk, Nov. 14: The Apex body, led by Thupstan Chhewang, convened a press conference in Leh to express their strong opposition to the recently introduced Ladakh Industrial Land Allotment Policy 2023. The gathering included prominent members of the Apex Body, Thupstan Chhewang, Tsering Dorjay, Ashraf Barcha and others among them.

During the press conference, Thupstan Chhewang emphasized that the industrial land allotment policy should not take precedence over more pressing concerns of t...

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Controversy Erupts Over Ladakh’s New Industrial Land Allotment Policy, Challenging Autonomy and Environmental Concerns

VoL Desk, Nov. 06: The recently finalised “Ladakh Industrial Land Allotment Policy – 2023” seems to have sparked public outrage once again against the Administration of Union Territory of Ladakh. As per critics, the recent policy contradicts the Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council Act 1995, which empowers the two elected local autonomous bodies of Leh and Kargil districts for land allotment. However, the recent policy for industrial land allotment has vested this power in the three Si...

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Centre likely to call Apex Body, KDA for talks after Kargil elections

Vol Desk , September 4: It is anticipated that the Central Government will engage in further discussions with representatives from Ladakh. These discussions are expected to take place after the Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC) Kargil elections have concluded. There are indications that some of the demands put forth by the Leh Apex Body (LAB) and the Kargil Democratic Alliance (KDA) may find favor with the Government.

The previous round of talks between the Union Home Min...

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