Delimitation Council Get New Lease of Life

SRINAGAR: Days ahead of the completion of its term, the Delimitation Commission for Jammu and Kashmir has been given an extension of two months, reports appearing in media said. Law Ministry has issued a notification in this regard from Delhi.

The Commission’s term was expiring on March 6, 2022.

Though the three-member commission led by Justice (retd) Rajan Prakash Desai has already shared two draft proposals with the associate members – five MPs from Jammu and Kashmir, it is yet to make the final recommendation. The draft has added one assembly segment to Kashmir and six to Jammu and completely reorganised most of the assembly segments and the Lok Sabha constituencies.

Chief Election Commission of India and Chief Electoral Officer in Jammu and Kashmir are the Commission’s two other members.

The Associate Members are understood to have responded to the draft recommendations. It is not immediately known when the Commission will hear the people if at all, it is in its schedule.

Barring BJP, all other political parties have criticised the draft recommendations for one or the other reasons.

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