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Jammu & Kashmir: Its political environment and challenges
The central Government might consider the accelerated development process of UT of J&K that has been under centre’s rule since 2018. The development has also raised the hopes of assembly elections in UT. But before the assembly polls the ongoing delimitation exercise- the process of carving out parliamentary and assembly seats-has to be completed.
The question here is what delimitation is:
The act or process of capping the limits or a boundary of territorial constituencies in a country or a province that has a legislative body is known as delimitation.
Redrawing the boundaries of Lok Sabha and Assembly seats in a region is known as delimitation. In this exercise, the number of seats which was allocated to states in Lok Sabha or in the Legislative Assembly may also change. It also reserves Assembly seats for Scheduled Caste (SCs) and Scheduled Tribes (STs) in accordance with the Constitution.
Now the Political environment has changed amid the US president Joe Biden administration is going to end US engagement in Afghanistan and resists China’s attempts to dominate the world. India is in a stand-off with China or the border. India’s Kashmir policy is not approved by the US administration while it wants to strategically embrace it. Pakistan is trying to reclaim its strategic advantage amid the mishandling of the Covid-19 pandemic by the Indian government, all these making less adaptability of India’s Kashmir policy.
The centre must engage the political parties in good faith and with an open mind. It appears to have done some groundwork but not declared officially any.