Delimitation stir: Gupkar leaders locked in houses

Early on Saturday, the police blocked the entrances to the houses of the important thing PAGD leaders together with Farooq Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti

Srinagar: The government on Saturday foiled a protest sit-in deliberate through the Folks’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) towards the draft proposals of the Delimitation Fee for Jammu and Kashmir through striking its leaders underneath space arrest.

On the other hand, a small workforce of Nationwide Convention (NC) second-rung leaders and activists seemed in Srinagar’s Town centre Lal Chowk, chanting slogans towards the draft proposals after which strolling about fifty yards earlier than the police intercepted them. They have been bundled into the police trucks after which pushed to the close by police station.


Every other workforce of PAGD activists and supporters, principally from its constituent Folks’s Democratic Celebration (PDP) held a protest demonstration on the close by The Bund, denouncing the Delimitation Fee proposals.

The Delimitation Fee headed through former Excellent Court docket pass judgement on Justice Ranjana Prakash Desai has in its draft suggestions proposed six further Meeting seats for Jammu area and one for the Kashmir Valley whilst booking 9 constituencies for Scheduled Castes and 7 for Scheduled Tribes.

Terming it “discriminatory”, the PAGD and different Kashmir-centric political leaders and events have accused the fee of permitting the “political schedule of the BJP to dictate its suggestions”. The PADG had remaining week introduced that it could dangle a protest sit-in at Srinagar on January 1 towards the draft proposals as those have been “utterly unacceptable” to it and the folks.


Early on Saturday, the police blocked the entrances to the houses of the important thing PAGD leaders together with Farooq Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti through striking their “bunker” cars there. CPIM chief and leader spokesman of the PAGD Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami stated over the telephone that he and different alliance leaders have been knowledgeable verbally through the police officers that they can not pop out in their houses.

NC vice-president and previous leader minister Omar Abdullah tweeted, “ Just right morning & welcome to 2022. A brand new yr with the similar J&Okay police illegally locking other people of their houses & an management so terrified of standard democratic task. Vehicles parked outdoor our gates to scuttle the non violent @JKPAG sit-in protest. Some issues by no means exchange.”


After the PAGD activists led through the  NC formative years chief and previous Srinagar Mayor Salman Sagar led a protest demonstration on the Town centre, Abdullah wrote on micro-blogging web page “Neatly accomplished to my @JKNC_ & @YNCJK colleagues for managing to return out & check in our protest about all this is being accomplished to disempower the folks”.

PDP president and previous leader minister Mehbooba Mufti tweeted, “Executive of India trumpets scrapping Article 370 & dismembering J&Okay all over the rustic however is deeply paranoid & illiberal when other people of J&Okay wish to protest towards its disempowerment. For the umpteenth time, we’ve been positioned underneath space arrest for looking to organise a relaxed protest”.


The Delimitation Fee arrange on March 6, 2020 through a legislation ministry notification used to be to begin with requested to inspect the problem of redrawing the LoK Sabha and Meeting constitutions concurrently in J&Okay, Assam and a few different North-East states. However later, when the fee had already laid the groundwork to begin the delimitation workout in those states, the federal government excluded Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur and Nagaland from its purview in the intervening time, elevating many eyebrows in J&Okay and past. The Centre additionally prolonged its time period through one-year in March 2021.

The Fee had stated in July remaining yr that the duty assigned to it used to be fairly convoluted and now not simply a mathematical recreation. It, on the other hand, confident that the workout it has taken up can be “very clear” and had requested the folks, political events, and different stakeholders within the Union Territory (UT) to thrust apart all their fears and apprehensions.


It had additionally introduced that the delimitation can be carried out in line with the 2011 census and the overall draft ready after taking all calls for and suggestions under consideration. Additionally, the overall draft can be installed public area for objections and debate, it had confident.



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