Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party supremo Prof Bhim Singh has urged union home minister Sushil Kumar Shinde to intervene for the conduct of delimitation of the legislative assembly in J&K which were not brought under the delimitation schedule after the Census 2011 was taken.
The NPP leader urged Shinde for his personal and strong intervention to ensure that people of J&K do not suffer further on this account as J&K was the only state that was kept out of the delimitation process of the Kuldip Commission. He told the minister that the delimitation was not conducted vis-à-vis Lok Sabha constituencies even. This was totally discriminatory and against the mandate of the Constitution of India.
Prof Bhim Singh raised two important issues with the union home minister in this regard. First, that the rotation of seven reserved (SC) seats in Jammu Pradesh must go on rotation after every census. And finally, the Scheduled Tribes (Gujjars, Bakerwals and Gaddies) should not remain deprived of their fundamental rights of their political reservations in the absence of delimitation.