Statehood must be on MHA Agenda for further talks: Ladakh Leaders Firm Stand

Ladakh leaders met a panel of the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) to discuss their four-point agenda, including statehood and special status for the Union Territory under the Sixth Schedule of the Constitution in Delhi on Monday. The discussion was organised to set the agenda for the high-powered committee (HPC) meeting, scheduled to be held in the coming weeks. The six-member delegation of Ladakh said it wouldn’t take part in the upcoming meeting if the agenda doesn’t include statehood and Sixth Schedule. The other two demands are related to separate Lok Sabha seats for Leh and Kargil (presently only one for Ladakh) and job reservation for locals.

The government had formed the high-powered committee for Ladakh earlier this year to discuss the demands of local leaders.

No assurance

  • Leaders say they got no assurance on inclusion of statehood and Sixth Schedule in agenda for the upcoming high-powered committee meeting.
  • The aim of Monday’s meeting was to set the agenda for the upcoming meeting, scheduled to be held in the coming weeks.
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