LEH – Leh Hill Development Council and Kargil Hill Development Council jointly held a meeting on Saturday to impress upon Government of India to enact domicile law in Ladakh region.
Sources told Kashmir News Trust that Chief Executive Councilor of Kargil Hill Development Council Feroz Ahmed Khan represented Kargil in the meeting that was held at Council Office Leh under the Chairmanship of P.Wangyal who is CEC Leh Hill Development Council.
Sources added that during the meeting it was decided to use all good offices to get the tribal status for the region.
Confirming the development, senior BJP leader from LehCheringDorje told KNT that there are apprehensions that Ladakh may badly get affected with the removal of Article 35A. “Yes, people in Leh and Kargilare worried and they want substitute to Article 35A. The meeting was called to protect the cultural, linguistic and religious identity of Ladakh region,” he said.
Dorje added that not everyone is happy in Leh over the abrogation of Article 35A. “There are voices who are demanding enactment of Schedule 6 of Indian Constitution. A number of organizations and committees have been formed to make people aware about the repercussions of removal of Article 35A. Both Hill Development Councils are working on it and all efforts are being made to persuade Government of India to grant tribal status to Ladakh,” Dorje said adding that three Ministries have already recommended the enactment of domicile law for Ladakh.