LADAKH, 30 November 2020, (TON): Indian and Iranian splinter groups in Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir’s Ladakh are trying to give the newly declared Union Territory (UT) a separate status to cut all its links with Jammu and Kashmir State. There has been increase case of settling of foreigners in Ladak and Jammu regions to change the demography. Indian agencies are settling a particular Muslim sect in the Ladakh and extending official funding to strengthen their religious, social and political institutions.
Speaking on the occasion, the official of Imam Khomeini Memorial Trust, Kargil-Ladakh said that they would not leave any stone unturned to get the Sixth Schedule of the Constitution in extended in Ladakh. Ladakh assumed the UT status on 31 October 2019 and now much has to be achieved to link it with people across the border.
Meanwhile, member of the Rajya Sabha in Parliament Mrs Ambika Soni pleaded strongly for extending provisions of the Sixth Schedule of Indian Constitution to the UT of Ladakh. The National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST) has also recommended to the Government that Ladakh be declared a Tribal area under the Sixth Schedule of the Constitution.