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

Nazia Iqbal New Delhi
Sonam Wangchuk

Sonam Wangchuk

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 people at large. Edited excerpts.

Ladakh was declared a Union Territory over three years ago, but the demand for safeguarding its land and culture continues. You, too, have announced a climate fast for five days…

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

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