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Why India’s Ladakh is witnessing growing discontent (Rifat Fareed, Al Jazeera)

Earlier this week, the region of Ladakh, a Himalayan desert in Indian-administered Kashmir that borders China and Pakistan, witnessed an unprecedented shutdown to demand statehood and protection of land and jobs.

The rare strike held on Monday was jointly called by two groups based in the two districts of Ladakh: the Apex Body of Leh and the Kargil Democratic Alliance, both campaigning for the residents’ rights in the tribal-dominated region and preservation of their cultural identity.

Why India’s Ladakh is witnessing growing discontent | Indigenous Rights News | Al Jazeera