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Delimitation commission says they will be fair and transparent

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By:  Wani Fazil VOV


After a lot of apprehensions expressed by different political parties in Jammu and Kashmir about the delimitation exercise being undertaken in Jammu and Kashmir, the commission has clarified that their work would be without any influences and their report would be fair and transparent.

The commission was on a four day visit to Jammu and Kashmir and during the latest visit they met many delegations of political parties including that of Congress and National Conference.

The commission has told the media that their exercise would be based on the 2011 Census and the final draft will be prepared after taking all demands and recommendations into account.

“In 2020, the delimitation was constituted to carry on the exercise on the basis of 2011 Census as per Section 62 of Jammu and Kashmir Reorganization Act, 2019. Twenty four seats of the legislative assembly of Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir shall remain vacant and the said area shall be excluded in delimiting the territorial constituency as provided under part V of Jammu and Kashmir Reorganization Act, 2019,” Delimitation commission members were quoted by media from Jammu.

“Taking all the demands and recommendations into account, a draft will be prepared and put in the public domain for their comments. After seeing all the comments, the final draft (on Delimitation exercise) will be prepared,” commission was further quoted by the media.

This latest visit of the delimitation commission to Jammu and Kashmir has come after Narendra Modi had held a meeting with political leaders from Jammu and Kashmir on June 24.

In this meeting the participants showed their willingness to meet the commission members and put their apprehensions before them. Only PDP followed by ANC decided to boycott the proceedings of commission while the National Conference which was most vocal against this exercise met the commission members in Srinagar.


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