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Delimitation commission to be set up soon for JK
1/23/2020 11:59:55 PM
Ishtiyaq Ahmad

Early Times Report

Srinagar, Jan 23: The proposed Delimitation Commission to redraw assembly constituencies in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir will be set up soon by the central government. However after setting up the commission, the decision on delimitation and thereafter the Assembly Elections will depend on the security considerations in the region. Highly placed sources said that the process to kick-start delimitation in the newly-carved out UTs of Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh will be likely initiated by Union law ministry in consultation with the Election Commission and state administration in the beginning of the February. “It looks likely that the delimitation exercise for the state will have to be carried out, and the EC will have to carry out the exercise after a Delimitation Commission is appointed,” the sources said.
According to the provisions of the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Bill, 2019, introduced in the RajyaSabha by Union Home Minister Amit Shah, “the number of seats in the Legislative Assembly of Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir shall be increased from 107 to 114,” and the delimitation exercise “may be determined by the Election Commission”.
Delimitation refers to the demarcation of boundaries of parliamentary or assembly constituencies. Ordinarily, the process is carried out every few years to ensure that each constituency has approximately an equal number of voters. Therefore, the exercise is carried out after every Census. Additionally, the exercise is carried out in case of a division of a state into two or more constituent states or UTs.
In Jammu and Kashmir, delimitation has been a controversial issue since it is believed that after the exercise, the number of seats in the Jammu region would increase, and that would lead to more political gains for the BJP at the cost of regional parties.
The Election Commission of India (EC) had, in fact, held a meeting regarding the matter in August, days after the government's Article 370 move.
The EC had, according to the report, looked at the precedents of other bifurcated states, such as Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh and Uttarakhand, among others. The EC had also made known the legal position on the issue to the Union Law Ministry.
According to Section 62 (2) of the J&K Reorganisation Act, the Delimitation Commission "shall take effect from such date as the Central Government may, by order, published in the Official Gazette, specify".
Meanwhile BharatiyaJanata Party (BJP)’s working president, J P Nadda, on Sunday said that elections in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) will be held only after the delimitation of seats.
“Jammu and Kashmir has been given the status of a Union Territory but it will also have a legislature. Elections will be held. But before that there will be delimitation of constituencies,’’ he said in Thane Mubmai.
The Centre on August 5 abrogated Constitution’s Article 370 that gave J&K a measure of autonomy and split it into two Union territories.
Nadda said Scheduled Tribe seats will also be reserved for Gujjars and Bakarwals in J&K while calling Article 370 a mistake of first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru.
The Jammu and Kashmir unit of the BharatiyaJanata Party (BJP) has demanded immediate delimitation of Assembly constituencies.
“The delimitation of Assembly constituencies should take place as per the area and population. It should take place in all three regions of the state Kashmir, Jammu and Ladakh.” one of the top BJP leaders said.
“We feel that this should take place immediately. Wherever wrongs have taken place have to be corrected,” he said.
The BJP is pressing for delimitation as it hopes that the Jammu region, which is larger in area than Kashmir, will get more seats than the Valley after the exercise, helping it realise the dream of forming a government in Jammu and Kashmir on its own.
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