Plea against J&K delimitation Exercise: SC orders Centre to Response

J&K delimitation

The Supreme Court on Friday sought replies from the Centre and the Jammu and Kashmir administration on a plea challenging the delimitation exercise by way of which the number of seats in the J&K Assembly was recommended to be raised from 83 to 90.

A bench held by Justice S K Kaul also questioned the petitioners why they had not challenged it when the commission was first formed in 2020.

During the hearing, Justice Kaul asked Adv Ravi Shankar – “This commission which was appointed for purposes of J&K, you did not seek to lay a challenge at the initial stage. Therefore, I want to know, are you seeking to challenge the constitution of that committee itself, are you seeking to challenge the report of that committee, what is it that you are seeking to challenge?”

Advocate Ravi Shankar Jandhyala appeared for the petitioner.

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