Climate activist Sonam Wangchuk ends 21-day-long hunger strike in Ladakh, says ‘this is not the…’


He sat on a 21-day hunger strike demanding for statehood for Ladakh and its inclusion in the Sixth Schedule of the Constitution.

Climate activist Sonam Wangchuk on Tuesday night ended his 21-day-long hunger strike in help of the demand for statehood for Ladakh and its inclusion in the Sixth Schedule of the Constitution.

Earlier in the day, he made a recent attraction to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to fulfil the guarantees made to the individuals of the Union Territory and in addition known as upon individuals to make use of their franchise in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections “very carefully” in the curiosity of the nation.

“The first part of the hunger strike is ending as we speak however this is not the top of the agitation,” Wangchuk mentioned after taking a glass of juice from a minor woman right here amid an enormous turnout of individuals on the protest venue.

The famend training reformist mentioned the top of the hunger strike is the start of the brand new part of the continuing agitation.

“We will continue our struggle (in support of our demands). The gathering of 10,000 people at the venue and participation of over 60,000 others over the past 20 days are a testimony of the people’s aspirations,” he mentioned. He mentioned the wrestle is a difficulty not solely regarding Ladakh however the entire nation. He lauded the individuals of various cities throughout the nation for his or her help and mentioned this has boosted their morale and he is assured of seeing the nation changing into an incredible nation in the occasions to return.

Wangchuk has been on the ‘local weather quick’ in sub-zero temperatures since March 6, a day after talks between joint representatives of Leh-based Apex Body and Kargil Democratic Alliance (KDA), that are collectively spearheading the agitation to demand statehood for Ladakh and its inclusion in the Sixth Schedule, and the central authorities hit a impasse.

The Sixth Schedule comprises provisions associated to the administration of tribal areas in Assam, Meghalaya, Tripura and Mizoram by means of autonomous district councils. A 3-day hunger strike, organised by the KDA in Kargil, additionally ended this night. The Leh-based Apex Body and KDA will announce the long run plan of action on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, actor Prakash Raj on Tuesday visited Wangchuk, prolonged his help to their protest and mentioned when the governments do not maintain their guarantees, the individuals haven’t any choice however to unite and lift their voice in accordance with their constitutional rights. “It’s my birthday today…And I’m celebrating by showing solidarity with @Wangchuk66 and the people of Ladakh who are fighting for us..Our country..Our environment and our future…Let’s stand by them,” he wrote on X.

In video messages shared on X, Wangchuk reminding the prime minister of the promises made by the BJP in its election manifestoes and said Modi is a devotee of Lord Ram and should follow his teaching of ‘pran jaye par vachan na jaye’ (one may lose their life, but must not break their promise). “While India is the mom of democracy, we residents have a really particular energy. We are the kingmakers, we are able to compel a authorities to vary their methods or change the federal government if that does not work. Let us bear in mind to make use of our poll energy very fastidiously this time in the curiosity of the nation,” said Wangchuk, whose life inspired Aamir Khan’s character Rancho in Bollywood blockbuster “3 Idiots”.

Lok Sabha elections will be held in seven phases from April 19 to June 1. Ladakh will go to polls in the fifth phase on May 20. Over the past 20 days, Wangchuk said, around 60,000 of Ladakh’s three lakh residents have participated in the hunger strike demonstrating their pain but “no phrase got here from this authorities”.

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“We try to remind and awaken the consciousness of our Prime Minister Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah to safeguard the delicate ecosystem of Himalayan mountains in Ladakh and the distinctive indigenous tribal cultures that thrive right here.

“We do not think of Modi and Amit (Shah) as just politicians, we would rather like to think of them as statesmen and for that they will have to show some character and some farsightedness,” the local weather activist mentioned.

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by DNA employees and is printed from PTI)



Nilesh Desai
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