Ladakh: Identity concerns

Print edition : January 31, 2020

Members of the All Ladakh Students Association during a protest in Jammu on December 5, 2019. Photo: PTI

Members of the Ladakh Students Welfare Society staging a protest at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi demanding inclusion of Ladakh in the Sixth Schedule of the Constitution, on January 2, 2020. Photo: SHIV KUMAR PUSHPAKAR

Jamyang Tsering Namgyal, the BJP’s MP. Photo: Sushil Kumar Verma

Rigzin Spalbar, former Chief Executive Councillor of the LAHDC. Photo: Divya Trivedi

People in Ladakh fear for their indigenous culture and fragile environment and want the Union Territory to be included in the Sixth Schedule as the abrogation of Articles 370 and 35A has left it vulnerable to outside meddling.
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