New Delhi: The Union Home Ministry (MHA) Wednesday announced the formation of a committee led by Union Minister for State (MoS) G K Reddy to look into the demands of Ladakh Union Territory’s inclusion in the 6th schedule.
Announcement in this regard was made after the 10-member delegation from Ladakh Wednesday met the Union Home Minister Amit Shah in New Delhi related to the constitutional safeguard to the newly formed UT.
Briefing the reporters on sidelines of the meeting with Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Founding member of Apex Body Leh, Thupstan Chewang said that formation of a committee was announced to work under MoS GK Reddy that will look into the demands of Ladakh and it’s inclusion in the 6th schedule.
He said that the Home Minister said that under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the government is fully committed to the protection of Ladakh’s culture, land, and development.
“Home Minister assured that after fulfilling the demands of Ladakhi people by giving it a separate UT status, the government has shown its commitment,” Chewang said.
He said that in today’s meeting with Union Minister, Amit Shah, it has been decided to form a committee under GK Reddy for the proper solution of protection of Ladakh’s language culture, land, and contribution of people in the development.
On behalf of the Ladakh, the former MP thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah.
He also informed that in the meeting it was decided that the committee will be formed within the next two months to initiate the process including the talks at different levels.
The 10-member delegation had former MPs Thiksay Rinpoche and Thupstan Chhewang, former BJP minister Chering Dorjay, Leh chief executive councilor Tashi Gyalson and sitting BJP MP and Ladakh unit president Jamyang Tsering Namgyal.
A year after getting the union territory status ahead of the LAHDC, Leh elections an amalgam of leaders including the political, students, religious and other had anonymously called for a complete poll boycott following which the union ministry held talks and assured it’ll look into it and after elections, a combined delegation will be called to New Delhi again. KNO