A Leh and Kargil Delegation Calls on Union Home Minister

A six-member delegation of Apex Body, Leh (ABL) and Kargil Democratic Alliance (KDA) from the Union Territory of Ladakh called on home minister Amit Shah in New Delhi on March 4.

Shah assured the delegation that under the government of India was committed to provide necessary Constitutional safeguards to Ladakh. He assured that the High-Powered Committee on Ladakh constituted to look into the demands of ABL and KDA have been discussing the modalities to provide such Constitutional safeguards. Shah said that the consultative mechanism established through this High-Powered Committee should continue to engage on issues such as measures to protect the region’s unique culture and language, protection of land and employment, inclusive development and employment generation, empowerment of LAHDCs and examine constitutional safeguards for positive outcomes.

The High-Powered Committee under the Union minister of state for home affairs has been working actively with the representatives of ABL and KDA. A significant progress has been made. A sub-committee constituted by the HPC, is also actively engaged with the ministry of law and other experts. The second meeting of the said sub-committee was held today which was attended by the representatives of ABL and KDA. Senior officers of ministry of home affairs, department of legal affairs and legislative department were also present. The meeting was held in a cordial manner and various issues pertaining to land, employment and constitutional safeguards progressed for the benefit of the people of Ladakh.



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