Jammu: Ashwani Kumar Chrungoo, senior BJP and KP leader, Incharge: Deptt of political affairs and Feedback, J&K-BJP today said that delimitation process will open new vistas for the discriminated sections of society in J&K and will also determine the intent of the Indian state towards the displaced Kashmiri Pandit community.
According to a statement issued here, Chrungoo was addressing a webinar on the topic "Delimitation in J&K with a special reference to the minorities of Kashmir valley & Delimitation Commission's proposed visit to J&K". The webinar was organised by JKUT Webinar Group. Among others, it was attended by Utpal Kaul, Kuldeep Khuda, Adv. Ashok Bhan, Vijay Kashkari, Adv. Sanjay Raina, Yoginder Kaul, Rajkumar Khajuria, R.K.Mattoo and Virender Raina. Prof. Ritu Bakshi conducted the proceedings of the webinar.
“Chrungoo said that the concerned organs of the Indian state should Reserve or Nominate five seats for the minorities of the valley in the Assembly of the UT of J&K in the all important process of Delimitation along with reservation and nomination of one seat each in the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha respectively for them. This will eventually empower the community politically and provide it the much awaited justice which deluded them for the last seven decades consistently" it said.
“The other speakers opined that though there is no provision for reservation for religio-ethnic minorities or groups in the constitutional scheme of things but equally was there was no idea in the minds of the founders of the constitution that any section of the people will be forced to live as refugees in their own country after the 1947 unfortunate events. Extraordinary situations demand extraordinary solutions,” the statement reads.
Later while addressing a meeting at Muthi-Roopnagar camp, Chrungoo said, "Delimitation will definitely test the intent of the State and the polity of the nation towards the indegenous people of the Kashmir valley."