Delimitation in Jammu & Kashmir: Here’s a look at what delimitation means and how it would affect J&K, if it happens.
Delimitation in Jammu & Kashmir: Here’s a look at what delimitation means and how it would affect J&K, if it happens.(Photo: The Quint)
  • 1. What is Delimitation and Who is Tasked With It?
  • 2. Delimitation in the Past and the Freeze
  • 3. In Context: Jammu and Kashmir
  • 4. Demands for Delimitation in J&K
  • 5. PDP, JKNC Oppose Move; Congress, BJP Bat for It
Delimitation in J&K: Improving State Governance or an Unfair Move?

With Union Home Minister Amit Shah setting the ball rolling on matters under his newly acquired portfolio, speculation is rife over the possibility of delimitation being carried out in the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly.

While Home Ministry officials deny any government-level discussion on the matter, news reports are speculating that Shah has already set up a commission to undertake the exercise.

Meanwhile, politicians in Jammu and Kashmir are split on the merits of delimitation, with some questioning why the state is being singled out for this measure.

Here’s a look at what delimitation means and how such a move would affect J&K.

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