LoK Sabha passes bill for setting up Indian university in Ladakh

New Delhi, August 06 (KMS): A bill that seeks to establish an India-run university in the Ladakh region of Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir was passed today in the Lok Sabha, the lower house of Indian Parliament, which has been witnessing opposition protests over the alleged snooping by Pegasus spyware and other issues.

In his brief statement on the Central Universities (Amendment) Bill, 2021, Indian Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said every year, about 7,000 students go out of Ladakh for study and with the establishment of the central (India-run) university, about 2,500 students will get the opportunity to study there.

“We want to set up a central university in Ladakh. It is a happy coincidence that the bill is being brought on the second anniversary of the scrapping of Article 370,” he said