September 28, 2020

Ladakh Political parties withdraw election boycott call after HM meeting

Srinagar: The Peoples Movement for Constitutional safeguard under V” Schedule of Ladakh has agreed to withdraw it’s call for the boycott of the ensuing LAHDC, Leh elections and promised it’s wholesome support to the smooth conduct of these elections.
The delegation of Ladakhi veteran leaders, Venerable Thiksay Rinpoche (former MP/RS), Thupstan Chhewang (former MP/LS) and Sh. Chhering Dorje @ Lakrook (former Minister, J & K), on behalf of the people of Leh, Ladakh, took the decesion after meeting with Union Home Minister, Amit Shah G. Kishan Reddy, MOS Home and Kiren Riju, MOS Youth Affairs &
Sports were also present during the meeting
A statement issued to KNS reads that a delegation was assured that all issues related to language, demography, ethnicity, land and jobs will be considered positively/ taken care of.
“The delegation was assured that all issues related to language,demography, ethnicity, land and jobs will be considered positively/ taken care of.
A dialogue between a larger Ladakhi delegation comprising of representatives from Leh and Kargil Districts under the aegis of Peoples Movement for Constitutional safeguard under V” Schedule” and Union Home Ministry Would commence after 15 days of the culmination of LAHDC, Leh elections. Any decision so reached in this connection would be in consultation with the representatives from Leh and Kargil,” it reads.
The statement also reads taht Union Home Minister asured the delegation that Government of
India is committed to empower the LAHDC of Leh and Kargil and would safeguard interests of the people of the UT of Ladakh, it said, “It would explore all avenues towards this objective.”
The Government of India is open to discuss protection available under the 6th Schedule of Constitution of India while looking into issues related to Ladakhi people, it said.
“The delegation has agreed to withdraw it’s call for the boycott of the ensuing LAHDC, Leh elections and promised it’s wholesome support to the smooth conduct of these elections,” reads a statement. (KNS)

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