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Act now or Ladakh could become a barren land of disasters: Sonam Wangchuk

Wangchuk, who inspired 3 Idiots character, to go on fast; says Joshimath should be lesson for Ladakh

Sonam Wangchuk
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Sonam Wangchuk

Nazia Iqbal New Delhi
It has been over three years since Ladakh was declared a Union Territory. The people of Ladakh, including its leaders, have been asking the government to protect its land and culture by including the region in the Sixth Schedule of the Constitution.

Braving the biting cold of Leh and Kargil, the residents have launched fresh protests on this issue. Environmentalist and education reformer Sonam Wangchuk, too, has joined the protests by announcing a five-day fast starting January 26. Wangchuk tells Nazia Iqbal he hopes to draw attention to the region's fragility through his appeal to the Prime Minister and the

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First Published: Jan 24 2023 | 1:20 PM IST

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