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Ladakh should be included in 6th Schedule of Constitution, says Scheduled Tribes Commission

The National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST) on Wednesday wrote to Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Union Tribal Affairs Minister Arjun Munda recommending that Union Territory of Ladakh should be included in the 6th Schedule of the Constitution.The meeting of the commission, held under the chairmanship of Nand Kumar Sai, deliberated the issue of inclusion of Ladakh under the 5th or 6th Schedule of the Constitution.The commission welcomed the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Act 2019, which created Ladakh as a Union Territory comprising Kargil and Leh districts.An official release said that the issue was earlier discussed in the 118th Meeting of the Commission held on August 27.This was followed by consultations with the Ministries of Home Affairs, Tribal Affairs, and Law and Justice.The Commission took note that the newly created Union Territory of Ladakh is predominantly a tribal region in the country.The Scheduled Tribe population represents 66.8 per cent in Leh, 73.35 per ..


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