JK News Today
Leh, August 29:
Senior Buddhist leaders of Ladakh in one voice have demanded a separate Assembly for the region and also that the whole cold desert region be brought under the sixth schedule of the Indian Constitution , reserving all jobs for the youth belonging to the region and more powers to the hill councils of Leh and Kargil
The senior leaders who signed the memorandum and released at press conference at two former MPs, Thupstan Cheewang , Tiksay Rinpoche, and two former ministers Nawang Rigzin Jora and Chering Dorjay.
The memorandum read that the sixth schedule should be given to Ladakh as 95 per cent of its area is tribal.
It said that the region should also get legislative Assembly and till such time this arrangement is worked , its hill development council should be given powers to legislate .
This is a popular sentiment across Ladakh