Amid development in Ladakh in north India, people want greater role in governance

Ladakhis gathering for a protest to demand full statehood for the federally administered region in north India, in Delhi on Feb 15, 2023. ST PHOTO: DEBARSHI DASGUPTA
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NEW DELHI - The afternoon temperature was balmy, just right for Delhi’s ephemeral spring. But tempers were soaring at a protest in the heart of the Indian capital.

Around 1,000 individuals from Ladakh in north India had gathered on Wednesday to demand a greater role in the daily governance of the high-altitude cold desert region that borders China.

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