LEH, Dec, 5: Demanding introduction of Bhoti language at senior secondary as well university level courses and also seeking Ladakh to be declared under Schedule VI of the Indian Constitution, various student organisations of Ladakh today took out march at Leh.
They were also demanding a full-fledged Central University for Ladakh region at Melong Thang, timely conduct of examination and declaring results on time at EJM College Leh, 80 percent job reservation for Ladakhis at various posts, conduct of LAHDC election in May-June month so that thousands of students can use their voting right, UPSC examination Centres for banking and other National level competitive exams and proper infrastructure at Nobra Degree College.
The march was taken out under the banner of All Ladakh Students Association (ALST) to raise various demands. Holding banners and placards, hundreds of student participated in the rally which commenced from NDS ground and culminated at Leh main market. Raising slogans, the student also blocked traffic at Petrol Pump Chowk.
Student representatives addresses the gathering and highlighted demands . They alleged that Ladakhi students have become educational refugees in metro cities like Jammu, Delhi, Chandigarh, and Bangalore for higher and quality education.
The students also alleged that various district level recruitment results and interviews are postponed regularly, which effects student careers and condemned this negligence on part of the district administration. They demand the recruitment interview and the results on time.
Meanwhile, a similar protest rally was taken by the All Ladakh Students Association at Jammu today. They were raising slogans in support of their demands, which also included reduction in air fares.