Jammu-Kashmir: Opposition parties in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday dismissed the Delimitation Commission report as “highly objectionable, discriminatory and politically motivated”. Also, the opposition parties have called for an emergency meeting here on Monday. However, several Gujjar and Bakarwal organizations welcomed the move to reserve nine assembly seats for Scheduled Tribes. Prime Minister for Narendra Modi
The Jammu and Kashmir Delimitation Commission, constituted in March 2020, while notifying its final report on Thursday, had recommended bringing Rajouri and Poonch areas under the Anantnag parliamentary seat, giving six new assembly seats in the Jammu region and a new assembly seat to the Kashmir Valley.
Now there will be 43 seats in Jammu division and 47 seats in Kashmir.
In the 90-member house of the Union Territory, Jammu division will now have 43 assembly seats while Kashmir will have 47 seats. The All Party United Front (APUM) of Jammu rejected the final report of the Delimitation Commission. It claimed that the report is highly biased, motivated and against all basic parameters of delimitation such as proximity, connectivity, population, physical and public facilities.
Commission ignored ground reality: APUM
APUM includes Congress, National Conference, CPI(M), CPI besides many other social organizations. “The Commission has completely ignored the ground reality and neglected the facilities and aspirations of the people of different walks of life,” the APUM said in a statement issued here. According to the statement, APUM has called an emergency meeting on Monday to discuss the situation that has emerged after this report.