Delimitation in Jammu and Kashmir: Know what is Delimitation, why is it conducted, and Delimitation commission

Publish Date: 09 Jul, 2021 |

Delimitation in Jammu and Kashmir:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi conducted a meeting with the top leaders of Jammu and Kashmir in the recent past after removing the special status of Jammu and Kashmir, to discuss the Delimitation in Jammu and Kashmir. 

It must be noted that on 5th August 2019, some important provisions of Article 35A and Article 370 were removed from Jammu and Kashmir thereby revoking the special status from the region, and further diving it into two Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh. 

Also, elections are due in Jammu and Kashmir since 2018 and at that time, the Mehbooba Mufti led government was revoked by BJP. 

So, in this article further, let’s know more about Delimitation and its process.

What is Delimitation?

Delimitation means reconstructing the boundaries of an assembly or Lok Sabha constituency. Delimitation is done to consider the demographic changes in a state, Union Territory, or at the national level.

The main aim to conduct the process of Delimitation is to fix the boundaries of constituencies. 

Members of the Delimitation Commission:

The Delimitation of a particular constituency is done by a neutral and independent body named the Delimitation Commission. The members of a Delimitation Commission include: 

  • Retired Supreme Court Judge

  • Chief Election Commissioner or Election Commissioner

  • State Election Commissioner 

It must be noted that the process of Delimitation has been stopped until 2026 in the country, since 2002 by the cabinet.  


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