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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“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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President of NFNS joins Sonam Wangchuk on 14th day of Hunger Strike

VoL Desk, March 19: On the 14th day of hunger strike, Sonam Wangchuk was joined by Dr. Munish Tawang, President of the National Federation for New States (NFNS), and express his support and solidarity with Sonam Wangchuk, he said that the demands of people of Ladakh is their democratic demand.

While taking to the media, Tawang disclosed that upon his arrival in Leh, he convened a meeting with members of the Leh Apex Body, affirming unwavering support for their cause.

He underscored the...

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SECMOL School, Leh, Represents Himalayan Region in ‘New Indian Architecture’

SECMOL School building in Leh, Ladakh, represents the entire Himalayan Region in a recently published book, “NEW INDIAN ARCHITECTURE: 1947-2020.” This elaborate treatise is a prestigious Indian architecture publication in the post-Independence era which features more than one hundred architectural marvels. These are spread over a vast area of the subcontinent from Leh in the north to Madurai in the south (3600km), and Kolkata in the east to Gandhinagar in the west (2000km). Conceived and bui...

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