Jammu & Kashmir

Delimitation Commission proposes major changes in constituencies in JK

Commuters walk near Ghanta Ghar in Srinagar. [FPK Photo/ Mukhtar Zahoor]

Srinagar: The Delimitation Commission has proposed major changes in the assembly constituencies in Jammu and Kashmir, The Tribune reported on Saturday.

Baramulla has got two new constituencies – Kunzer and Tangmarg – while the existing Sangrama constituency has been merged with Tangmarg, the report said quoting the proposal of the Delimitation Commission.

The commission has proposed a new constituency Trehgam in Kupwara district and added Kralpora tehsil to Karnah constituency.

Similarly, Shangus constituency has been divided between Anantnag East and Larnoo constituencies in south Kashmir. Hom Shali Bug constituency has also been obliterated from Kulgam district.

Chanpora is the new constituency comprising the whole Chanpora tehsil in Srinagar district, the report said.

Meanwhile, the National Conference Member Parliament (MP) Justice (Rtd) Hasnain Masoodi said that the Delimitation Panel has thrown the recommendations put forth by the National Conference to the wind and the Commission has gone by their own will and wish.

He said despite explaining to the Delimitation Commission that the exercise was against the constitution and any change in the existing step amounts to challenging the Indian constitution.


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