Ladakh Union Territory Front

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Ladakh Union Territory Front (LUTF) was formed in 2002 as a conglomerate of political parties in Ladakh in India.[1][2][3][4]


Its basic objective was to fight for the Union Territory status for Ladakh. A consortium of political parties formed in 2002 decided that a regional party shall be formed under a single flag and carry the struggle for the Union territory status for Ladakh. Things changed when few of the nominated candidates shifted sides and joined Indian National Congress (INC). Since then a kind of bipartisan politics begun in Ladakh between the LUTF and the Indian National Congress.


In 2010, when the elections for LAHDC, Leh, was round the corner, LUTF merged into Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Subsequently, the BJP won 4 out of 26 seats on the council in this election.

Fulfillment of demand[edit]

In August 2019, the Parliament of India passed an act by which Ladakh became a union territory on 31 October 2019.[5]

Support from Gilgit Baltistan[edit]

Gilgit-Baltistan activist Senge H Sering supported Ladakh as separate Union Territory.[6][7][8]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Shakspo, Nawang Tsering (19 March 2020). "Ladakh's journey from Wazarat to Union Territory". Reach Ladakh. Retrieved 4 October 2020.
  2. ^ Irfan, Shams (1 August 2009). "FAULTLINE LADAKH". Kashmir Life. Retrieved 4 October 2020.
  3. ^ "Leh Observed Shutdown To Demand Union Territory". Kashmir Life. 26 November 2018. Retrieved 4 October 2020.
  4. ^ "Ladakhis ecstatic after government proposes Union Territory status". Hindustan Times. 5 August 2019.
  5. ^ "Ladakh celebrates '1st Independence Day' after becoming union territory – watch". 15 August 2019.
  6. ^ "China feels threatened by India`s infra building in Ladakh, says Gilgit activist , Pakistan News |".
  7. ^ "We are part of India: PoK's Gilgit-Baltistan activist demands representation in Indian Parliament | India News".
  8. ^ "Pakistan illegally occupied PoK, Gilgit Baltistan, claims activist - The New Indian Express".