Constitutional Safeguards for Ladakh: Rationalizing Apprehensions and Justifying Demands

In a world where beings are sensitive and can think rationally, thinking about the future is natural. Predicting the future is not peculiar to humans – all living things anticipate what’s ahead. However, humans are unique because we can think beyond just the immediate future; we can imagine and plan for the distant future consciously. This ability doesn’t replace predicting the near future but adds to it, expanding our scope over time. As a result, our actions are always influenced by how we...

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DM Leh orders imposition of Section 144 ahead of “Pashmina March”

VoL Desk, April 05: The District Magistrate, Leh has ordered the imposition of Section 144 of CrPC 1973 two days ahead of the “Pashmina March” spearheaded by environmental activist Sonam Wangchuk and Leh Apex Body scheduled for April 07.

The Apex Body member, Tsering Dorjay Lakruk and Sonam Wangchuk, in a press conference, later condemned the imposition of Section 144.

The DM has issued the order in view of inputs from the Superintendent of Police regarding the apprehension of breach o...

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Sonam Wangchuk Launches ‘Pashmina March’ to Highlight Environmental Concerns in Ladakh

VoL Desk, April 03: Renowned environmental activist Sonam Wangchuk has announced the “Pashmina March” to the Changthang region scheduled for April 7. Wangchuk shared this initiative through a video on his YouTube channel, which experienced a significant surge in followers following his 21-day hunger strike, concluded on March 27.

Following the conclusion of his 21-day hunger strike, Sonam Wangchuk, along with a group of women, initiated another hunger strike for 10 days. Wangchuk himself ...

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Will Sacrifice Even Lives for Ladakh’s Essential Demands: Asgar Karbalai Affirms

VoL Desk, March 27: After concluding the three days long hunger strike for Statehood and Sixth Schedule on Tuesday, the Kargil Democratic Alliance staged a massive protest at Kargil today, drawing significant participation from across the district.

The protest rally commenced from Bus Stand Kargil and concluded at Hussaini Park, where leaders of various religious and political factions addressed the public, urging the Centre to address Ladakh’s essential demands.

Demonstrators voiced t...

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“I’ll Be Back”: Sonam Wangchuk Ends 21-Day Fast Over Ladakh Demands

Leh, March 26: After surviving on salt and water for 21 days, noted climate activist Sonam Wangchuk has ended his hunger strike to press for statehood for Ladakh and the protection of the fragile Himalayan ecology under Sixth Schedule of the constitution, but insisted this was only the end of phase one and that his fight will continue.

When he had begun his fast on March 6, Sonam Wangchuk had said he would continue it for 21 days and that it could be “extendable till death”.

In a post ...

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ALSWAJ Calls for Protest in Jammu demanding Statehood, Sixth Schedule

VoL Desk, March 22: After distancing themselves from the protests for four-point agenda in Ladakh, the All Ladakh Students’ Welfare Association, Jammu (ALSWAJ) has now announced a protest in Jammu on March 24, advocating for Ladakh’s statehood and inclusion in the Sixth Schedule.

The announcement, led by General Secretary Mushtaq Ali and other Executive Members, notably occurred without the presence of the organization’s President at the press conference.

ALSWAJ has called upon all Lad...

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Ladakhi Students in Delhi to Join Kargil Hunger Strike, Demand Statehood, Sixth Schedule

VoL Desk, March 22: In support of the hunger strike initiated by the Kargil Democratic Alliance (KDA) in Kargil starting March 24th, Ladakhi students residing in Delhi have declared their intention to hold a protest at the Ladakh Buddha Vihar in Delhi on the same day.

The protests across the Ladakh region are intensifying, spanning Leh, Kargil, Jammu, and Delhi, led by the Kargil Democratic Alliance and the Leh Apex Body (LAB). Their demands, encompassing statehood for Ladakh and inclusio...

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Ladakhi Students Rally in Delhi, Demand 6th Schedule and Statehood

VoL Desk, March 17: Hundreds of students hailing from Ladakh congregated at Delhi’s Budh Vihar to initiate a day-long protest cum hunger strike, advocating for the inclusion of Ladakh into the Sixth Schedule of the Constitution and demanding Statehood for the region.

The protest, spearheaded by the All Kargil (Ladakh) Students’ Association Delhi (AKSAD) and Ladakh Students’ Welfare Society Delhi, saw active participation from numerous students enrolled in various universities and institut...

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