Prez Ladakh Buddhist Association meets Guv

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JAMMU: Tsewang Thinles, President, Ladakh Buddhist Association (LBA) accompanied by P T Kunzang, vice-president of the association, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at Raj Bhavan here on Wednesday.
Thinles on behalf of the association submitted a memorandum of demands including granting of Union Territory status with Legislature to Ladakh; inclusion of Bhoti language in the 8th Schedule of the Constitution of India; establishment of a Police Range and a university for Ladakh region; legal protection to the business interests of local population; funds for refurbishment of Chokhang Vihara in Ladakh; creation of a minority commission cell and implementation of the Anti-Conversion Law to safeguard the interests of minorities in the state, an official handout read.
Thinles extended an invitation to Malik for the upcoming ‘Losar Mela’ in Ladakh scheduled from December 8.
Governor assured Thinles that demands submitted by the LBA would be given appropriate consideration.