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J&K Assly- Proclamation

Proclamation of May 1, 1951 on Jammu and Kashmir Constituent Assembly.

india Updated: Jul 24, 2003 14:15 IST
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Whereas it is general desire of the people of the State of Jammu and Kashmir that a Constituent Assembly should be brought into being for the purpose of framing a constitution for the State; Whereas it is commonly felt that the convening of the Assembly can no longer be delayed without detriment to the future well-being of the State. And whereas the terms of the proclamation of the Maharaja dated 5 March, 1948 in regard to the convening of a national assembly as contained in clauses 4 to 6 of the operative part thereof do not meet the requirements of the present situation;

I, Yuvraj Karan Singh, do hereby direct as follows :

A Constituent Assembly consisting of representatives of the people, elected on the basis of adult franchise, shall be constituted forthwith for the purpose of framing a constitution for the State of Jammu and Kashmir;

For the purposes of the said elections the State shall be divided into a number of territorial constituencies, each containing a population of 40,000 or as near thereto as possible, and each electing one member. A delimitation committee shall be set up by the Government to make recommendations as to the number of constituencies and the limits of each constituency;

Elections to the Constituent Assembly shall be on the basis of adult franchise, that is to say, every person who is a State subject of any class, as defined in the notification No……, is not less than twenty-one years of age on the first day of March, has been a resident in the constituency for such period as many be prescribed by the rules, shall be entitled to register in the electoral rolls of that constituency, provided that any person who is of unsound mind or has been so declared by a competent court, shall be disqualified for registration;

The vote at the election shall be by direct and secret ballot ;

The Constituent Assembly shall have power to act notwithstanding any vacancy of the membership thereof ;

The Constituent Assembly shall frame its own agenda and make rules for the governing of its procedure and the conduct of its business.

The Government shall make such rules and issue such instructions and orders as may be necessary to give effect to the terms of this proclamation.

Members of National Level Constituent Assembly

1. Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah.

2. Mirza Mohammad Afzal Beg.

3. Maulana Mohammad Syed Masudi.

4. Moti Ram Baigra.

Members of J&K Constituent Assembly

S.No Name Constituency

1. Maulana Mohammad Sayeed Masudi Amira Kadal

2. Sheikh Mohammed Abdullah Hazratbal

3. Bakshi Ghulam Mohammed Safa Kadal

4. Mirza Mohammed Afzal BegAnantnag

5. Girdhari Lal DograJasmergarh

6. Sham Lal SarafHabbaKadal

7. Abdul Aziz Shawl Rajouri

8. Abdul Gani Trali Rajpora

9. Abdul Gani Goni Bhalesa

10. Syed Abdul Qadus Biruwa

11. Bakshi Abdul Rashid Charar-i-Sharief

12. Abdul Kabir Khan Bandipora (Gurez)

13. Abdul Khaliq Saniwara

14. Syed Allaudin Gilani Handwara

15. Assad Ullah Mir Ramban

16. Bhagat Ram Lander Tikri

17. Bhagat Chhajju Ram Ranbirsinghpora

18. Sardar Chela Singh Chhamb

19. Chuni Lal KotwalBhaderwah

20. Durga Prashad Dhar Kulgam

21. Ghulam Ahmad Mir Dachinpara

22. Master Ghulam Ahmed Haveli

23. Ghulam Ahmad Dev Doda

24. Pirzada Ghulam GilaniPampore

25. Ghulam Hassan Khan Narwah

26. Ghulam Hassan Bhat Nandi

27. Ghulam Hassan Malik Devasar

28. Pir Ghulam Mohammad Masoodi Tral

29. Ghulam Mohammad Sadiq Tankipora

30. Mirza Ghulam Mohammad Beg Naubag Brang Valley

31. Ghulam Mohammad Butt Pattan

32. Ghulam Mohi-ud-Din Khan Khansahib

33. Ghulam Mohi-ud-Din HamdaniKhanyar

34. Mirwaiz Ghulam Nabi Hamdani Zaddibal

35. Ghulam Nabi Wani Darihgam

36. Ghulam Nabi Wani Lolab

37. Ghulam Qadir Bhat Kangan

38. Ghulam Qadir Bhat Kangan

39. Ghulam Rasool Sheikh Shopian

40. Ghulam Rasool Kar Hamal

41. Ghulam Rasool Kraipak Kishtwar

42. Hakim Habibullah Khan Sopore

43. Hem Raj Jandial Ramnagar

44. Sardar Harbans Singh AzadBaramulla

45. Syed Ibrahim Shah Kargil

46. Ishar Devi Maini Jammu city(Northern)

47. Janki Nath Kakroo Kothar

48. Jamal-ud-Din Drahal

49. Maulvi Jamaitali Shah Mendhar

50. Kushak Bakula Leh

51. Kishen Dev SethiNowshera

52. Sardar Kulbir Singh Poonch city

53. Mohammad Afzal KhanUri

54. Sheikh Mohammad Akbar Tangmarg

55. Mohammad Anwar ShahKarnah

56. Mohammad Ayub Khan Arnas

57. Syed Mohammad Jalali Badgam

58. Pir Mohd Maqbool Shah Ramhal

59. Syed Mir Qasim Doru Shahabad

60. Mubarik Shah Magam

61. Mansukh Rai Reasi

62. Mahant Ram Basohli

63. Moti Ram Baigra Udhampur

64. Mahasha Nahar Singh Bishnah

65. Noor Dar Kowapora

66. Noor-ud-Din SufiGanderbal

67. Major Piara Singh Kathua

68. Ram Chand Khajuria Billawar

69. Lala Ram Piara Saraf Samba

70. Ram DeviJammu city (Southern)

71. Ram Rakha Mal Kahanachak

72. Wazir Ram Saran JandrahGarota

73. Ram Lal Akhnoor

74. Sagar Singh Parmandal

75. Sona Ullah Sheikh Pulwama

First Published: Jul 23, 2003 18:22 IST