Srinagar | Former Union Minister Prof Saif Ud Din Soz on Tuesday said that delimitation commission is aimed to undermine Kashmir region.
In a statement issued on Tuesday Soz said “the Delimitation Commission has already created an impression that it will work on Sectarian lines”, stating therein further that It has also left room for causing suspicion in the minds of the people of Jammu and Kashmir, particularly the people of Kashmir!
Soz further said “ the Commission has almost deliberately adopted a course of action that is detrimental to the interests of the bonafide residents of J&K State, particularly that of Kashmir”, adding therein that “the Delimitation Commission formula reserving 12 Seats in Jammu and only 4 Seats in Kashmir, may ultimately lead to a kind of social unrest!”
Soz also said that the Commission has suggested this formula in its short-sighted response to the otherwise, a ticklish problem with sizable repercussions, stating therein further more that the Commission would be well advised to minutely study the verdict of the Supreme Court in its judgment in the case related to Triloki Nath Tikoo Versus the J&K State in which the Supreme Court had not excluded Kashmir’s Social Castes (Nineteen of them) like Marasi, Dubduba, Sansi, Jorbardar, Hamami, etc. for the grant of reservations in the Govt. services etc. etc.
The concluding para of it’s statement reads “this is only to suggest that the Delimitation question is a very ticklish matter and the Commission would be well-advised to give its well considered opinion on the subject. Its pre-conceived ideas will not work, at all”, adding therein that “the only workable medium for the Commission is to work closely with the State’s ‘Mainstream Political Class’. The sooner it moves in that direction, the better.”