1.The Delimitation of single member assembly segments of the J&K Legislative Assembly as done  since 1951 have been brutally unfair for the people living in the distant, backward, and remotely connected areas of J&K  .The worst sufferers have been the people in and around the district of DODA ( Kishtwar, Ramban ), Udhampur ( Reasi) , Kathua , Rajouri and Poonch.

2.People of Kupwara and Baramulla too have a case of discrimination when compared with districts of small geographical compactness and better terrain in Kashmir Valley.

3. On May 1st 1951 a notification was issued as Proclamation No :  22 for instituting a Constituent Assembly. For this it was suggested through a notification that  for constituting the Constituent Assembly the State of J&K was to be divided into Electoral Districts. Each Electoral District was to comprise a Segment of 40000 people ( subjects of J&K ).

4.Before Oct 1947 as per 1941 census ( provisional as laid in the Administrative Report of the Government of Maharaja of J&K 16-10-1940 to 15-101941 total population  was 40,21,616 ) the population of Jammu Province was 20.01 Lakh , Kashmir was 17.29 Lakh  and that of  Gilgit / frontier Illakas of Skardu, Kargil & Ladakh was 3.12 Lakh. No Census was conducted in 1951 before deciding the Electoral Districts.Most of the POJKDPs 1947 had settled in Jammu region/ outside Kashmir Valley.

5. In 1941  Jammu Region comprised of 5 Districts – Jammu, Kathua, Udhampur, Reasi, Mirpur  & 2 Jagirs of Punch and chenani , Kashmir region comprised of only 3 Districts- Anantnag, Baramulla, Muzaffrabad

6. In 1951-52 on adhoc basis population of whole J&K state was taken as app 400000 and just on that basis of population 100 seats for Constituent Assembly (CA) were decided. Out  of which 75 seats were kept for areas of J&K that were not under occupation of Pakistan ( other than POJK) and as a result 43 seats fell in areas of Kashmir Valley , 30 seats in areas of Jammu Region and 2 in areas falling in Ladakh region.

7.   Where as  the population numbers had also much changed after 1941 census and after the disturbed  conditions since Oct 1947. The manner in which the segments of Constituent assembly were distributed  reveals that it was assumed that most of the population that was left in occupied areas under   Pakistan belonged to Jammu Region  which surely fails to any logical test.

8.Jammu  Region  had  6  District  Administrative  Units  before  1979  and  Kashmir  Region  had  just  3  District administrative  Units  (  that  were  so  unfairly  made  equal  to  Jammu  Region  i.e  6  in  1979  keeping  that  in  Jammu Region  only  6)    and  even  before  1979  big  correction  could  have  been  applied  for  increasing  the  MLAs  in  Jammu Region  beyond  32  and  decreasing  that  in  Kashmir  region    below  42  but  was  not  done.  Even  1995  Delimitation Order  was  blind  in  this  regard.

9.Wazir  Commission  had  recommended  for  increasing  the  number  of  districts  from  6  to  9      in  Jammu Region  .  Where  as  for  Kashmir  Region  Wazir  Commission  had  recommended  that  districts  be  increased  from  6 to  only  7.  This  has  been  due  to  Kashmir  region  being  geographically  more  compact  as  compared  to  Jammu Region.

10. But so unfairly in  2006  the  then  Congress-  PDP  Government  gave  kashmir region 300  %  more  than  what  was  recommended  by  Wazir Commission i.e 6 to 10 instead of 7  districts   and  only  33%  more  to Jammu  region i.e 6 to 10 instead of 9 than  what  was  recommended  by  Wazir  commission. 

11.Geographical  Compactness: Jammu  region  is  much  less  compact  than  Kashmir  region:   Nature  of  terrain  :  The  terrain  of  areas  in  Doda  ,  Kishtwar,  Udhampur,  Reasi,  Kishtwar, Ramban,  Kathua,  Rajouri  and    even  some  parts  of  Samba  District    is  bad  and  difficult  as  compared  to  most  of the  areas  in  Kashmir  region.  

12.Facilities  of  Communication  :  The  surface  transport  infrastructure  in  Jammu  region    is  at much  lower  level  as  compared  to  Kashmir  region.  Hence  it  is  more  difficult  for  a  MLA  of  these  areas  to  visit  his people  or  for  people  to  visit  him.  Surely  more  MLAs  are  needed.

13. Area in Jammu region is 26293 Sq.Km but in kashmir region area is 15948 sq.km
Road network in Jammu region is 10469 km but road network in Kashmir region is 13367 km
Plain area in Jammu region is 4293 sq.km but in kashmir region is 7526 sq.km
Hilly area in Jammu region is 17992 sq.km but in kashmir region it is 4948 sq.km.

14. In 1996 Gurez was made a constituency with just 9900 voters but smallest constituency in Jammu region was Bani with 27000 voters.  Nawapachi in Kishtwar having only air connectivity in winters with 18000 voters is not a constituency. Difference itself can be seen.

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