In the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, the Delimitation Commission headed by retired Supreme Court Judge Ranjana Prakash Desai arrived in Srinagar this morning to meet the civil society members, political parties, members of Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs) and hear the public delegations hailing from all the ten districts of Kashmir division.
The Delimitation Commission has been tasked to redraw the boundaries of assembly and parliamentary constituencies post the abrogation of Article 370 and bifurcation of the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir into two Union Territories of J&K and Ladakh on August 5, 2019. The Commission on March 14 had put its report in public domain and invited objections and suggestions from the people.
The Delimitation Commission is presently meeting the public delegations, political parties, and members of civil society and Panchayati Raj Institutions of the Kashmir Valley in two sessions at Sher-e-Kashmir International Convention Centre ( SKICC) on the banks of world-famous Dal Lake in Srinagar.
On arrival in Srinagar, members of the Delimitation Commission who were accompanied by Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) J&K Hirdesh Kumar were received by Deputy Commissioner Srinagar Mohamad Aijaz Asad.
Earlier the Commission, which is on a two-day visit to the Union Territory since yesterday, had met several public delegations, members of civil society, and political parties from all the districts of Jammu division at Convention Centre in Jammu yesterday.