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Jammu and Kashmir set for elections: What the delimitation panel propo

the delimitation commission for J&K has submitted its report
The delimitation commission headed by former Supreme Court judge Ranjana Desai submitted its final report paving the way to hold assembly elections in J&K
The panel was set up following the decision to convert J&K into a Union Territory. The last government in J&K was dismissed in June 2018
Union Home Minister Amit Shah said that the elections would be held after the delimitation process is completed
A 90 member assembly, 47 from Kashmir, 43 from Jammu region has been proposed by the panel
The previous assembly included four seats of Ladakh. Additionally 24 seats for Pakistan occupied Kashmir were left vacant and this would continue even now
For the first time nine seats have been reserved for Schedule Tribes. Seven seats have been reserved for Schedule Caste and this number is up from six earlier
The panel proposed that the government can nominate two, including a woman member, member from the migrant Kashmiri community and an unspecified number from the from the community of Displaced Persons from PoK
The number of the Lok Sabha seats are five - Baramulla, Srinagar, Anantnag-Rajouri, Udhampur and Jammu. Each of these Lok Sabha seats have 18 assembly seats