MHA sets up MoS Home-led Ladakh Panel without mention of 6th Schedule, Statehood

MHA sets up MoS Home-led Ladakh Panel without mention of 6th Schedule, Statehood

 

The Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) today set up a High Powered Committee (HPC) headed by Union Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai to discuss long-pending issues of Ladakh but it skipped direct reference to Sixth Schedule of the Constitution and made no mention of Statehood to Ladakh and two Parliamentary seats, three main demands of the Leh Apex Body (LAB) and Kargil Democratic Alliance (KDA) which have been agitating for last one and a half years now.

The LAB and KDA have called their joint meeting in Jammu on January 7 to discuss the MHA order and decide future course of action. As of now, they haven’t suspended their agitation but will take a call on this in January 7 meeting.