The two Ladakhi districts have passed separate resolutions demanding that the state of Jammu and Kashmir create a separate division for them. A news story in the Indian Express on December 8 indicated that feelings are strong throughout Ladakh for the proposed separation. On December 1, the Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council, Leh, unanimously passed […]

In elections held last week, the Ladakhi people voted out the Congress Party, which has controlled the Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC) since its creation in 1995, and replaced it with another party, the Ladakh Union Territory Front (LUTF). The LAHDC, modeled after a Hill Council at Darjeeling in eastern India, has both legislative […]