Delimitation Commission played nefarious game in tandem with Indian govt: Soz

Srinagar, April 06 (KMS): Terming the final report on the delimitation of the assembly constituencies of Jammu and Kashmir a nefarious game, Prof. Saifuddin Soz, senior Congress leader, in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir said that it speaks of erroneous assessment.

“Many observers had already suspected that the Delimitation Commission would play the nefarious game in tandem with the Indian government,” the senior congress leader in IIOJK said in a statement..

Soz added that the Commission has failed to appreciate that a sizable number of people in Kashmir belong to social castes which carry the same stigma as STs and SCs.

“Also, a glaring folly of the Commission is that it has recommended to merge the Islamabad parliamentary constituency with Rajouri and Poonch. This is an impossible situation,” the statement said.

“The Commission has further committed the blunder of allotting nine Assembly seats to SC/STs, of whom six belong to Jammu region and only three to Kashmir division.

The Delimitation Commission for J&K on Thursday finalised the delimitation order and submitted it to the Election Commission of India wherein it has recommended 43 Assembly seats for Jammu division and 47 seats for the Kashmir region.