Delimitation Commission proposes 9 assembly seats for ST and Seven for SCs in J&K

The J&K Delimitation Commission has proposed to increase six assembly seats for the Jammu division and one for the Kashmir division.  For the first time, in Jammu and Kashmir, nine assembly seats are proposed to be allocated for Scheduled Tribes and Seven seats are proposed for Scheduled Castes.

The commission, headed by Justice Ranjana Prakash Desai, met all the five Associate Members including Dr Farooq Abdullah, Dr. Jitendra Singh, Mohammad Akbar Lone, Hasnain Masoodi and Jugal Kishore Sharma, in New Delhi yesterday. Chief Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra and Chief Electoral Officer of Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir were also present during the meeting.

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