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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Urgent Call for the 6th Schedule in Ladakh: A Student’s Perspective


Ladakh, the land of high passes and serene landscapes, is at a crucial juncture in its history. As a student deeply connected to the region, I am compelled to shed light on the pressing need for the implementation of the 6th Schedule in Ladakh. This demand arises from the unique socio-cultural, geographical, and political dynamics of the region, which require specialized governance mechanism to address the aspirations and challenges of its diverse population.

Historical C...

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Congress Councilors in Leh Urges LAHDC to Pass Resolution for Sixth Schedule

VoL Desk, Feb. 14: The Acting Congress Councillors, LAHDC, Leh appealed the Hill Council Leh to pass a unanimous resolution in a General Council Meeting in favor of the Apex Body’s demand to include Ladakh in the Sixth Schedule of the Constitution. The Congress Party Leh made this submission during a press conference held in Leh on Wednesday.

The press conference was attended by Councillor Saspol – Smanla Dorjey, Councillor Skurbuchan Lundup Dorjay, Councillor Phyang – Tundup Nurbu Cheeta...

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Councillor Skurbuchan, Leh Expresses Concerns Regarding Construction of Worship Place

VoL Desk, Feb. 12: The sitting LAHDC-Leh Councillor from Skurbuchan, Lundup Dorjay, voiced his concerns over the alleged construction of a Mandir in Skurbuchan, Leh, in a video on YouTube Saturday.

Addressing the general public, he expressed apprehension that allowing such activities to continue unchecked could have adverse effects on Ladakhi identity and land, potentially inflaming religious tensions in the region.

Dorjay noted that construction laborers from outside the region, engag...

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KDA Deliberates Statehood and Sixth Schedule Demands as Central Government Considers Empowering LAHDCs

VoL Desk, May 15: The Kargil Democratic Alliance convened a crucial meeting today at the Tourist Facilitation Centre in Kargil to address the pressing issue of Statehood and Sixth Schedule for Ladakh, according to reliable sources.

After a comprehensive hour-long discussion on the future course of action, the leaders opted against holding a press conference and refrained from engaging with media personnel who sought interviews after the meeting.

The timing of this meeting is significan...

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LBA President Calls for Boycott of Non-Local Investment in Ladakh to Safeguard Interests of Locals

LEH, May 9: Thupstan Chhewang, the President of Ladakh Buddhist Association (LBA), has reiterated his demand for the 6th Schedule of the Indian Constitution to be implemented in the Ladakh Union Territory to safeguard the interests of locals. He called for a boycott of investment by non-locals in the region to protect land, jobs, and business, stressing that only through the implementation of the 6th Schedule can these be secured.

“Since Ladakh became a Union Territory, safeguarding local...

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Leh Apex Body calls for grand rally,
Sonam Wangchok observes hunger strike seeking constitutional safeguards for Ladakh

MHA constitutes “High Powered Committee” to discuss Ladakh issues

VoL Desk, Jan. 03: The Ministry of Home Affairs, Department of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh Affairs (Ladakh Section) in an order on Monday has constituted a “High Powered Committee” (HPC) to discuss measures to protect Ladakh’s land, jobs, unique culture and language.

Taking into consideration its geographical location and its strategic importance, it has been decided to constitute a High Powered Committee (HPC) under the chairmanship of Shri Nityanand Rai, Minister of State for Home Affairs...

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LAHDC Kargil passes resolution in favour of four-points agenda of Ladakh

VoL Desk, Nov. 25: The Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC) Kargil passed a resolution for four points agenda of Ladakh consisting of key demands of Ladakh.

The resolution was moved by Executive Councillor for Tourism and Zanskar Affairs, LAHDC Kargil Er. Punchok Tashi which was seconded by Councillor, 05 – Tai Suru Constituency, LAHDC Kargil Syed Abass Razvi.

The resolution demanded for grant of Statehood for Ladakh, Protection under the 6th Schedule of the Indian Consti...

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LAHDC-Leh passes resolution seeking constitutional safeguard to Ladakh

In a landmark move, the BJP-led Leh chapter of the Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council passed two resolutions on Wednesday after daylong deliberations seeking constitutional safeguards.

A special session of the general council meeting of LAHDC-Leh was conducted on Wednesday under Chairman LAHDC-Leh, Tashi Gyalson. After a threadbare discussion, two resolutions were moved in the House: the first one pressed for Constitutional safeguards in Ladakh under a suitable provision of the In...

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