Tuesday, May 17

New delimitation draft proposal is to create political equality between two regions of the same entity called J&K: Dr Darakhshan Andrabi

“Looking at delimitation proposals through myopic lenses is divisive. It is shameful to see the advocates of regional discrimination continuing with the rhetoric of communal exploitation for petty political interests. This is a positive proposal to usher a new era of political equality between two regions of the same unit called J&K,” said Dr Darakhshan Andrabi while addressing a Press Conference at Dak Bunglaow Anantnag.  She was accompanied by Party Incharge South Kashmir Veer Saraf, District President Anantnag Adv Syed Wajahat Qadiri, District President Kulgam Aabid Hussain Khan & District President Pulwama Sajjad Raina.
Dr Andrabi presented the sketch of the draft proposal of Delimitation Commission in the Presser & spoke about its huge significance in framing a new political order in J&K. Dr Andrabi said that those who spoke about regional equality in political rallies for decades never allowed this to happen in. “For all types of co-existence including political co-existence, we need to assure & implement equal democratic representation within a political unit. This draft proposal of Delimitation Commission is to rectify regional democratic imbalance within J&K. Those who are hell bent upon dividing people on communal grounds on this issue are going to lose this battle of divide-and-rule,” said Dr Andrabi. BJP National Executive Member hailed the Commission for addressing to the aspirations of the politically marginalized areas & also proposing political reservations to the scheduled tribes & casts in the Union Territory. “On rotational grounds, we need to reserve seats for women and I am hopeful that the Commission will take note of this proposal of BJP too. We are receiving regular feedback from people and new suggestions are propping up which we are going to share with the Commission for consideration. “Exploiters in the garb of politicians are pointing fingers at the working of the Commission and blaming our party for influencing the working of the empowered independent body. I want to tell them that the Delimitation Commission is an independent Constitutional body headed by a former Supreme Court Judge. It is disgusting to level charges on the working of a constitutional body which is condemnable,” said Dr Darakhshan Andrabi. In reply to a question, BJP National Executive Member said that just after the completion of delimitation process in J&K, we expect Assembly elections here so that a democratic government is set-up soon to complete the all-tier model of democracy for the first time in J&K from a local village representative to the representative in the J&K Assembly in the UT. Dr Darakhshan Andrabi said that in a democratic set-up discrimination on regional, linguistic, ethnic or religious grounds is not welcome and the ‘Exploiter’s Brigade’ of J&K politics are habitual of doing such communal, regionalist politics for their power game. “Now we have landed into a positive political environ in J&K and we have to correct the fault lines so that in future, no fingers are pointed on the our democratic set-up,” said Dr Darakhshan Andrabi. She appealed to people to come up with some more positive proposals so that we are able to suggest them to the delimitation body for consideration.

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