The disputed region of Kashmir is possibly witnessing the revival of the democratic process. The return of democracy in the region is signaled by arrival of a delimitation commission. This article is written by the news desk of The Siasat Daily. Here is an excerpt:
The revival of the political process in Jammu and Kashmir has started with the arrival of the Delimitation Commission in Srinagar where it has a heavy schedule of meeting with leaders of various political parties and few other stakeholders in the full democratization of the place that has been without elected Assembly for the past over three years.
While all national and regional parties have nominated their representatives to meet the Delimitation Commission that was constituted in March last year and is now on extension till March 2022, the People’s Democratic Party of Mehbooba Mufti has announced that it will not meet the commission. It alleged that its “ intent was under the question” and also accused of coming with a pre mindset to fulfil the vision of a particular party in J&K, the obvious reference being to the BJP.
PDP is ploughing its lonely furrow despite being aware of the fact that it may put it at odds with the Centre. But it is also knowing it very well that what all it has stated in its letter to the visiting delimitation commission finds resonance in certain quarters in the Valley, where the party had emerged as the single largest party in the Assembly polls of 2014. At the same time, it has created a situation where it stands alone and the other parties would be counted as the rest who willingly or unwillingly met the commission.
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