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Delimitation is test of Indian State’s intent towards minorities in Kashmir: Chrungoo

Post by on Friday, July 9, 2021

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Jammu, July 08: A team led by Ashwani Kumar Chrungoo, Senior BJP and KP leader met the Delimitation Commission headed by Justice (Retd) Ranjana Desai at Jammu Thursday. The other members of the team included Yoginder Kaul IPS (Retd) and Sardar Prem Singh Raina, President, Kashmiri Sikh Displaced Forum, a party statement said.  
The statement said that in continuation with an earlier memorandum regarding reservation of five seats for the minorities of Kashmir in the J&K Assembly and one seat each in Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha as well for them, another memorandum was submitted to the Commission.  
In the memorandum, the statement said, draft of an Amendment to the J&K Reorganisation Act of 2019, which might be considered by you for recommending to the Union of India for paving a way for accommodating the aspirations of the unrepresented community of the minorities of Kashmir in the political process of the JKUT.”
It also included the demand of Kashmir Documentation: Pandits in Exile, based on the reports and documents submitted to the National Human Rights Commission from 1994 to 1999.
The memorandum said that note of a former Principal District and Sessions Judge of Jammu and Kashmir, B.L.Saraf regarding reservation of the Kashmiri Pandits including other minorities in Kashmir on the basis of Sikkim Assembly.
The statement said that a copy of Manthan magazine (J&K special issue) giving details of history, geography, politics, culture and civilization of Jammu and Kashmir was presented to the commission.

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