Govt committed to empower LAHDC of Leh & Kargil: HM Amit Shah

Srinagar, 27 Sep: A delegation of Ladakhi veteran leaders, former Rajya Sabha MP Venerable Thiksay Rinpoche, former Lok Sabha MP Thupstan Chhewang and Former Minister in Jammu and Kashmir Chhering Dorje Lakrook on behalf of the people of Leh, Ladakh, met Home Minister Amit Shah yesterday. Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy and Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju were also present during the meeting.

The delegation was assured that all issues related to language, demography, ethnicity, land and jobs will be considered positively or 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 VIth Schedule and Home Ministry would commence after 15 days of the culmination of Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council, LAHDC Leh elections. Any decision so reached in this connection would be in consultation with the representatives from Leh and Kargil.

Home Minister Amit Shah assured 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 Union Territory of Ladakh.

Home Minister said, 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.

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