New Delhi (NVI): Union Home Minister Amit Shah today said the Central government is committed towards the development of Ladakh region and that a will be formed to look into demographic concerns that the people of newly formed Union Territory are facing.
The development came after a 10 member delegation of Ladakh met the Home Minister today. They met Shah with regard to their demand of inclusion of Ladakh in the 6th Schedule of the Constitution.
“In view of the difficult geographical conditions and strategic importance of Ladakh, all the representatives expressed their concern with respect to conservation of language, culture and land of Ladakh, participation of the people of Ladakh in its development, protection of employment and changes in the demography of Ladakh region, the Ministry of Home Affairs said in a statement today. A protest was also held in this regard before the LAHDC elections, MHA said.
During the meeting, Amit Shah informed the delegation that under the leadership of Prime Minister Narender Modi, the Union Government is committed towards the development of Ladakh and conservation of the land and culture of Ladakh.
“By conferring the status of Union Territory on Ladakh, the Modi government has displayed its commitment towards fulfilling the long pending demands of the people of Ladakh,” he said.
During the meeting, it was decided that in order to find an appropriate solution to the issues related to language of Ladakh, culture of Ladakh and conservation of land in Ladakh, a committee will be constituted under the leadership of G.Kishan Reddy, MoS (Home).
The committee would comprise of members of the delegation who met the Home Minister today, elected members from Ladakh, members of the LAHDC Council and ex-officio members representing the Government of India and the Ladakh administration, MHA said.
The members of this committee will consider the concerns expressed by the members of this delegation to find an early solution to the same and the views of this committee would also be taken due cognizance of while taking a final decision, it said.