Home Minister Amit Shah has said that the government is committed towards the development of Ladakh and conservation of the land and culture of Ladakh. A ten member delegation of Ladakh met Mr Shah in New Delhi yesterday.
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 Home Minister said, by conferring the status of Union Territory on Ladakh, the Modi government has fulfilled its commitment towards the long pending demands of the people of Ladakh.
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 Minister of State for Home, G. Kishan Reddy.
The committee will comprise of members of the delegation who met the Home Minister yesterday, elected members from Ladakh, members of the Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council and ex-officio members representing the Government of India and the Ladakh administration. The members of this committee will consider the concerns expressed by the members of this delegation to find an early solution to the same.