JK Delimitation: The Supreme Court on Monday heard the issue of setting up a Delimitation Commission for the redrawing of Assembly and Lok Sabha constituencies in Jammu and Kashmir. The Supreme Court dismissed all the petitions challenging the decision of the Central Government to constitute the Delimitation Commission.
Jammu and Kashmir Delimitation Commission: Know the whole matter
Jammu and Kashmir Delimitation Commission for redrawal of Assembly and Lok Sabha constituencies in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir is a commission constituted by the Government of India to redraw the boundaries of parliamentary and assembly constituencies in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir. The commission was set up in accordance with the provisions of the Delimitation Act of 2002, which mandates the redrawing of constituency boundaries after every census.
The Jammu and Kashmir Delimitation Commission was constituted in November 2020 after the completion of the latest census. The commission is headed by retired Justice Ranjana Prakash Desai, a former judge of the Supreme Court of India. The commission is tasked with redefining the boundaries of parliamentary and assembly constituencies in Jammu and Kashmir, taking into account the latest population data and ensuring that each constituency has approximately the same number of voters.
The redrawing of constituency boundaries is an important exercise in a democratic system, as it helps to ensure that each vote has equal weight and that no community or group of voters is unduly disadvantaged. In Jammu and Kashmir, the delimitation process is particularly important, as it will help ensure that the political representation of various regions and communities in the Union Territory is commensurate with their demographic composition.
Delimitation in Jammu and Kashmir: A contentious issue
The delimitation process in Jammu and Kashmir has been a contentious issue in the past, with various communities and political groups raising concerns about the potential impact of the redrawing of constituency boundaries on their political representation. However, the Government of India has maintained that the delimitation process will be done in a transparent and fair manner, and that the Commission will take into account the views of all concerned.
what will happen next
Following the Supreme Court’s go-ahead, it is expected that the final report of the Jammu and Kashmir Delimitation Commission will be submitted to the Government of India in the near future, and that new constituency boundaries for the next parliamentary and assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir will be drawn. will be kept on time.
The delimitation process in Jammu and Kashmir is an important step in ensuring that the democratic process in the Union Territory is fair and representative, and will play an important role in shaping the future of the region.