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Ladakh (India)

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[Ladakhi nationalist movement] by Dirk Schönberger
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Ladakhi nationalist movement

Nations Without States has an entry on Ladakh, which was at one time independent, then a vassal of Kashmir. Under British rule it was part of the princely state of Kashmir. Today it is partly in the Indian State of Kashmir, and partly in Chinese occupied territory. Ladakhi nationalists also claim Baltistan in Pakistani Kashmir. Ladakhis are mainly Buddhist in religion, and speak a form of Tibetan. The flag of the nationalist movement is given as green with a narrow yellow border on 3 sides- hoist, top & bottom. From the line drawing the width of each section of the border seems to be about 1/8 the height of the flag, (but that is only based on observing the drawing- it is not specified in the description). In the green center is a representation of a Buddhist stupa in white- an upward facing crescent, just above (and starting between the crescent's horns)is a disk, and above that a diamond shape (horizontal axis greater than vertical axis). Ratio of the drawing is 2:3
Ned Smith, 14 March 2001

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