Delimitation Commission comprising of Chairperson Retd. Justice Ranjana Prakash Desai, Ex-Officio Member Shri Sushil Chandra (Election Commissioner), Dy Election commissioner and their team held an hour-long meeting with Displaced Kashmiri Pandit Members namely Dr Romesh Raina, Dr Manorama Bakshi, Sh Sanjay Sapru and Ms Alka Lahori meeting to seek their views/suggestions on delimitation process of J&K & Political empowerment of marginalized Kashmiri Pandit Community.
The team submitted a memorandum to Mrs Desai. The commission was informed to consider institutional protection to safeguard the electoral prospects of the hapless KP minority now living in exile for the last 32 years. Team reminded the commission that this body could be laying guiding parameters for providing representation to the unrepresented people of the place . This has become possible only after the passage of the Re-organization of J&K act of 2019,its implications for the restoration of faith and confidence in the displaced people have become more pronounced as there is a wide spread belief that the discrimination against them will come to an end by a judicious delimitation process. The team urged the Chairperson and team to create a legitimate electoral space at all the conceivable areas of electoral activity of UT for KPs.
The Chairperson Delimitation and Election commissioner appreciated the suggestions put by the team and said the presentation and the evidential data shared by the team .
The team under the given circumstances impressed upon the Delimitation Commission for an out of box solution to the vexed issue. While taking note of the suggestion , Commission in its concluding remarks urged the team to remain connected in order to find a workable solution to the issue of electoral representation of displaced Kashmiri Pandit Community .