Srinagar, September 04: The Ladakh Hill Development Council (LAHDC) has moved a resolution demanding constituional safeguards under 6th schedule or Article 371.
“Owing to Ladakh’s distinct socio-cultural aspect, its strategic location and fragile ecosystem, the general public cutting across all sections of society have been demanding ‘constitutional safeguards’ for protection of land, employment, environment, business and culture. Therefore keeping in view the aspirations of people of Ladakh, I would like to move the resolution that Union Territory of Ladakh be granted constitutional safeguards for land, employment, environment, business and culture resources either, under 6th schedule or Article 371 or Domicile Act to protect the tribal rights of indigenous people of Ladakh” reads the resolution moved by Deputy Chairman LAHDC Leh Tsering Samdup.
The resolution has come in the backdrop of abrogation of article 370 and 35 A and disintegration of erstwhile Jammu Kashmir and Ladakh state into two UT’s.
The local BJP leaders in ladakh had then supported the move strongly.