Unfreeze 24 Pakistan-occupied Kashmir seats: J&K BJP to Delimitation Commission

Led by J&K BJP chief Ravinder Raina, the delegation also sought adequate representation for Jammu in the assembly.

PTI | , Jammu

PUBLISHED ON JUL 09, 2021 01:11 AM IST

A delegation of the Bharatiya Janata Party’s Jammu and Kashmir unit on Thursday met the delimitation commission and demanded the unfreezing of the 24 assembly seats falling in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir in order to grant reservation to people displaced from PoK, Kashmir Pandits, SCs and STs.

Led by J&K BJP chief Ravinder Raina, the delegation also sought adequate representation for Jammu in the assembly.

“We demanded reservation for PoJK refugees by unfreezing the 8 assembly seats from the POJK quota, 3 seats for Kashmiri Pandits, Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes and other neglected people. Jammu, too, must get adequate representation in the assembly,” Raina said.

The panel, led by Justice (retd) Ranjana Prakash Desai, is on a 4-day trip to J&K to interact with leaders and officials before the mega exercise of redrawing constituencies in the union territory.

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