Revision of voters likely in J&K after Delimitation exercise ends

‘UT excluded from 3 special summary revisions’

By: Ibni Maqbool

Srinagar: The Election Commission of India (ECI) is likely to order a special revision of voters in Jammu and Kashmir after the ongoing delimitation exercise is wrapped up.

Sources told The Precious Kashmir that the poll-body is likely to order a special revision of voters for inclusion/correction/ deletion of names in electoral roll of the Jammu & Kashmir Union Territory.

“The exercise is likely to be ordered as there has been no revision of voters in Jammu & Kashmir after its reorganization into two Union Territories,” they said, adding that J&K was excluded from all the special summary revisions ordered by the poll-body. It was not part of the special summary revision in 2020, 2021 and 2022.

According to them, the states/UTs, where delimitation exercise is underway, are excluded from the special summary revision.

The delimitation exercise is presently underway in Jammu & Kashmir.  It is likely to be concluded by or before May 5, 2022 as the Government of India on Tuesday granted it extension of only two months.

Set-up on March 6, 2020, the delimitation commission is mandated to fix boundaries for 90 assembly segments and five Lok Sabha seats of J&K. It has already shared its draft report with five members of parliament from J&K, who are its associate members.

The commission is expected to soon unveil its draft report for feedback from different stakeholders including general public and political parties.

It is worthwhile to mention that Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday said that elections in J&K would be held within 6-8 months after the delimitation exercise is wrapped up.

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