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Sonam Wangchuk Fast Over: 'The fight for Ladakh will continue', Sonam Wangchuk's fast over | leader

Leader Online Desk : Sonam Wangchuk Fast Over : Social activist and environmentalist Sonam Wangchuk ended her 21-day fast in Leh on Tuesday by drinking juice. At this time, thousands of citizens reached the protest site and raised slogans in support of their demands. Sonam Wangchuk said that now the women activists will continue the fast with others. The fast will continue till our demand that Ladakh, a union territory, gets statehood under the Sixth Schedule and is provided with constitutional security.'

Social activist, environmentalist, innovator and education reformer Sonam Wangchuk had started a hunger strike in Leh from 6 March 2024. Today was the 21st day of his fast. In the background of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, he had done 21-day phases of his fast. Before the fast, Sonam informed that the hunger strike will continue until the central government does not accept the demands of the people of Ladakh.

Fasting for what?

Sonam Wangchuk and her supporters have been demanding from the central government that Ladakh, which is a union territory, should get statehood under the Sixth Schedule and provide constitutional protection. Along with this, they have demanded two Lok Sabha seats and one Rajya Sabha seat for Ladakh. Sonam Wangchuk and her supporters are demanding that two representatives in the Lok Sabha and one in the Rajya Sabha should go from Ladakh. Wangchuk and his supporters have been on hunger strike in Leh since March 6 for this demand. This fast was preceded by large-scale protests in Leh on February 3.

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