‘Constitution of Delimitation Commission challenged, matter sub-judice’

Delimitation Commission members during a presser in Jammu. [Representational Image]
Delimitation Commission members during a presser in Jammu. [Representational Image]Mir Imran/GK File

Srinagar, July 22: The delimitation process in Jammu and Kashmir has been concluded albeit the subject is currently sub-judice due to a challenge to the final report filed in the Supreme Court, according to the central government.

The minister of Law and Justice, Kiren Rijiju in a written reply to a question said that the delimitation commission has completed the delimitation exercise relating to the readjustment of Parliamentary and Legislative Assembly constituencies in respect of the J&K and notified two orders dated 14th March 2022 and 5th May 2022 in the Gazette of India.

“The Commission’s said orders have been made effective w.e.f. 20th May 2022 vide notification of the Government of India number S.O. 2223(E), dated 20th May 2022,” he said adding that “a Writ Petition (C) bearing No. 237/2022 has been filed by Hazi Abdul Gani Khan in the Supreme Court, challenging the constitution of the delimitation commission and presently, the matter is sub-judice in the Supreme Court.”

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