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Delimitation will be on the census of 2011 but also considering public convenience, topography, terrain, communication: Delimitation commission on J&K has said.About the Delimitation CommissionWho is a part of the commission? The delimitation commission is headed by Justice (Retired) Ranjana Prakash Desai, Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sushil Chandra Sharma and State Election Commissioner (SEC) KK Sharma. In the absence of the Legislative Assembly, National Conference and BJP Lok Sabha members were nominated as associate members of the Delimitation Commission but did not have any voting rights.What is the commission’s schedule? The commission will meet Kashmir’s political leaders on 6 and 7 July. The members will meet officials of the four districts of South Kashmir – Anantnag, Pulwama, Kulgam and Shopian. On Wednesday, meeting with deputy commissioners will be held in Pahalgam, while on 8 and 9 July, the commission will meet political leaders and deputy commissioners of Jammu.When was it formed? The commission was formed on 6 March last year for a period of one year. As members could not visit Jammu and Kashmir within this period, the Centre extended its term for another year till 5 March, 2022.What basis will be used for redrawing constituencies? There will be four basic tenets for the delimiting constituencies – physical features, existing boundaries of administrative units, facilities of communication and public convenience, sources told News18.Which parties are meeting the panel? A five-member National Conference team, comprising Abdul Raheem Rather, Mohammad Shafi, Mian Altaf Ahmad, Nasir Aslam Wani and Sakina Ittoo, will meet the panel. From Sajad Lone’s People’s Conference, four party leaders have been nominated, while the BJP will send four leaders, Altaf Bukhari’s J&K Apni party prepared a list of five leaders and the Congress named six leaders to meet the visiting commission in Srinagar. Leaders of the BSP, CPI and CPM will also meet the panel.Which party may not meet the panel? However, the PDP had not nominated any leader yet, according to The Hindu.How much time will the parties be allotted? The commission has allotted 20 minutes to each party to put forth their views about the delimitation process in Jammu and Kashmir. The NC has been given a time slot of 5.10 pm to 5.30 pm, according to PTI.Which states saw the Delimitation Commission redrawing its constituencies? The panel was also set up last year to demarcate the new boundaries of electoral constituencies in Assam, Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland.The NC had boycotted the commission, saying it had challenged the J&K Reorganisation Act before the court, but changed its decision following an all-party meet organised by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 24 June. The People’s Alliance of Gupkar Declaration has called for the restoration of statehood after the delimitation process.When was delimitation last carried out in Jammu and Kashmir?Delimitation was last held in 1994 when President’s Rule was imposed in Jammu and Kashmir. Seats of the erstwhile state Assembly were raised from 76 to 87, with Jammu region’s seats being raised from 32 to 37, Kashmir’s from 42 to 46, and Ladakh’s from two to four.What did the BJP say?Senior BJP leader Kavinder Gupta said the Centre never believed in imposing its ideology forcefully and through deceit. “Those raising fingers against BJP government for misusing the commission for party’s benefit must be feeling guilty conscious as they used to do the same during their regimes in the country,” Gupta said.#NayaJammuKashmir #PDP #JammuandKashmirSubscribe our channel for latest news updates: http://bit.ly/2KGXvAW#GetCloserToTheNews with latest headlines on politics, sports and entertainment on https://bit.ly/2Y4QccLTo stay updated on-the-go, download the News18 App: · Google Play Store: http://bit.ly/2VcRTRc· Apple App Store: https://apple.co/2JceAmY Follow us for latest news, photos & videos:· Facebook: http://bit.ly/2vOO22u· Twitter: http://bit.ly/2HdNKch· Instagram: http://bit.ly/2PRgfiz. Telegram: https://bit.ly/2ZOalG0CNN-News18 is India’s most awarded English News Channel, and is one of the most respected and dynamic media brands in the country today. CNN-News18 has in a short time, redefined the limits and has set new standards for journalism in Indian news television through its differentiated programming and philosophy of inclusive journalism the spirit of ‘Whatever It Takes’. CNN-News18 continues to be India’s window to the world and world’s window into India. CNN-News18 has been awarded all the prestigious awards in the General News category in the country.