Ladakh: Magsaysay Award recipient Sonam Wangchuk, who is also an education reformist and innovator, has been asked by the administration of Ladakh to sign a bond promising that he will not make any statements or participate in any public gatherings over recent happenings in Leh for one month.
Wangchuk, who is observing a five-day fast demanding the region’s inclusion in the Sixth Schedule of the Constitution, started his fast at the rooftop of his Himalayan Institute of Alternatives Ladakh on January 26.
The administration disallowed him to travel to Khardungla pass to protest along with other supporters of his cause. Khardungla pass is around 17,852 feet above sea level.
He wants Modi to immediately call the leaders across Ladakh for a meeting to discuss their demands to safeguard the land, ecology, culture, and employment for the region.
“It seems they are not worried about my security but they are worried that their failures will be highlighted from the heights of Khardungla,” Wangchuk told Economic Times.
“For the last three years everything has gone astray in Ladakh and the system is a total failure…on Republic Day my movement was restricted…this is like a banana republic and a dictatorial state,” he added as per the report.