The Government may be contemplating Delimitation in Jammu Kashmir

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Delimitation in Jammu Kashmir – Amit Shah held a meeting about Jammu and Kashmir. Several officers, including Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba, additional Secretary of Kashmir, Gyanesh Kumar, were reportedly present in this meeting. It has been reported that the Government is contemplating on delimitation in Jammu and Kashmir.

Delimitation in Jammu Kashmir

Amit Shah’s meeting about delimitation

  • BJP chief Amit Shah is contemplating the formation of a delimitation commission for Jammu and Kashmir. It was in 1995 that the last delimitation activity took place in Jammu and Kashmir by Justice (retd) KK Gupta Commission. On the orders of Governor Jagmohan, 87 seats were formed in Jammu and Kashmir. There are a total of 111 seats in the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly, but 24 seats have been kept vacant.
  • According to section 48 of the state’s constitution, these 24 seats have been left vacant for Pakistan-occupied Kashmir and the elections are held on the remaining 87 seats.
  • According to the Constitution, the constituencies should be delimited after every 10 years. In this way the delimitation of seats in Jammu and Kashmir should have been done in 2005. But the Farooq Abdullah government banned it from 2002 till 2026. The Abdullah Government took this decision while making changes in Jammu and Kashmir’s Representation of the People Act, 1957 and the Constitution of Jammu and Kashmir.

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Delimitation section 47

Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly

According to the 2011 Census, the population of Jammu division is 53,78,538. This is 42.89 percent of the total population of the province. A total of 37 seats are selected from the Jammu division. ​​25.93 percent of the province area comes in Jammu. Kashmir’s population is 68, 88,475. There are total 46 assembly seats here. Along with this, Ladakh has 4 assembly seats.
Delimitation section 47

Why is the central government contemplating the delimitation?

If the reports are to be believed then the central government is pushing for the delimitation so that social inequality can be removed and a new system of reservation of seats for the assembly can be implemented.

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