ANI Photo | Leh , Kargil people protest in Jammu; demand statehood for Ladakh

Leh Apex Body and Kargil Democratic Alliance (KDA) on Sunday hold a protest rally in Jammu, demanding statehood for Ladakh.
Protesters who marched from Indra Chowk to the Press Club, Jammu raised slogans in favour of statehood to be included in the Sixth schedule of the Indian Constitution.
Protesters holding placards read, “We want democracy in Ladakh”.

“We have to gather here on short notice so that our grievances can reach the Government. We have a four-point demand. One among them is a separate statehood for Ladakh. Representation for District Leh and Kargil should be strengthened in the Parliament,” a Protest leader said.
“The people of Leh and Kargil are protesting for the last two years. We have gathered here so that our demands can reach the Government,” he added.
“Our main demand is that Democracy should be implemented in Ladakh. On one side, the people of Ladakh were promised empowerment, but we have witnessed there is no protection of our land rights and neither is the recruitment process taking place in a right manner,” Sajjad Kargili, a political activist said.
“Our main Four demands, include Statehood, Job Reservation, to see the formation of a Public service Commission and representations for the people of Leh and Kargil in the Lok Sabha,” Kargili added.

This report is filed by ANI news service. TheNewsMill holds no responsibility for this content.

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