SRINAGAR — After many Kashmiri unionist political leaders meet Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi and agreed to cooperate with the Delimitation Commission under the chairmanship of Justice (Retd) Ranjana Prakash Desai, the commission on Wednesday said that it has decided to visit the Jammu and Kashmir from July 6 to July 9, 2021.
Reliable sources said that the commission will meet leaders of all political parties of Jammu and Kashmir on July 6.
In a statement, the Delimitation Commission has said that it will also interact with public representatives and administration of J&K including election officers across the union territory to gather first-hand information and input concerning the ongoing process of delimitation as mandated under the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganization Act, 2019.
The commission was constituted in March 2020 and its term was extended by another year in March 2021 given the ongoing pandemic. The third member of the commission is the State Election Commissioner of J&K. The commission also has five associate members nominated by the speaker of Lok Sabha. The commission already had a series of meetings related to data and maps of the districts/constituencies related to census 2011.
Earlier, the commission invited all associate members for interaction which was participated in by two of its associate members.
The commission also said that it had received a number of representations on various aspects concerning delimitation from civil societies and members of the public across J&K and all such suggestions and directed that these may be deliberated further in the context of ground realities in the context concerning delimitation.
The commission said it expects all stakeholders to cooperate in this endeavour and provide valuable suggestions so that the task of delimitation is completed on time.