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Delimitation controversy

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After the central government announced even the associate executive members for the delimitation of parliamentary and assembly constituencies in North East and UT of Jammu and Kashmir, there have been lot of political rumblings in Kashmir.

National Conference maintain silence over the issue for many months but they were forced to break the silence when speaker of parliament Om Birla nominated five sitting MP’s of Jammu and Kashmir as its members including the three sitting MP’s of National Conference.

After signs of internal revolt, the National Conference (NC) broke its silence recently and said it will never accept the Centre’s 5 August 2019 decision to scrap Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir. After recent rumblings in the rank and file of NC, bringing the party on the verge of possible split.

Farooq Abdullah decided to break his silence and be part of future peaceful political protests in Jammu and Kashmir for the restoration of special status of J&K state.

Media reports in Kashmir and New Delhi suggested earlier Farooq Abdullah received some feelers from PDP, Congress, People’s Conference (PC) led by Sajad Lone and other political outfits, asking him not to toe the “soft line” of Omar Abdullah over the issue of Article 370. Reports further said that Farooq Abdullah conveyed to all political parties that he would always be on the forefront for preservation of Jammu and Kashmir’s identity.

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