Says will go for an RTI and seek the video recordings of the meetings
SRINAGAR: The People’s Conference (PC) Party on Thursday said that the Delimitation panel’s final report on the Jammu division seems to have been copy-pasted from the Hindutva brigade.
The People’s Conference in a statement said, “The delimitation report is a repeat of the past. Same traditional entities are calling the shots behind the scenes. Kashmir has been discriminated against as in the past. No change. The only degree of disempowerment is greater”.
Over the last six decades, Kashmir’s share of assembly seats in the J&K assembly increased from 43 to 47 while Jammu’s share rose from 30 to 43. Who is responsible for the systematic disempowerment of Kashmiris since 1947 ?, it read.
Those who aided and abetted in the journey from Jammu’s 30 to 37 are the ones who aided and abetted from 37 to 43, it added.
“Wish Kashmiri parties had stayed away and not diluted the stigma associated with a people-less process. Hope Kashmiris will remember the parties who associated themselves with delimitation process which was in essential a tool for disempowerment”, the statement reads.
Will always be in wonderment. How could a party which associated itself with the delimitation process be so audacious? They actually had the nerve of submitting one memorandum in Kashmir and a separate memorandum in Jammu. Ironically the memorandums were contradictory, it added.
The Jammu one seemed to have been copy-pasted from the Hindutva brigade, it reads.
“We will go for an RTI and seek the video recordings of the meetings. How those who started beating their chests outside the meeting halls were bending their back backward to appease and please the members of the delimitation commission”, the statement reads.
How stupid we were. We couldn’t see through the game plan. The raids. The EDs. It was all a game. A trade-off. They heat again and bartered away the Kashmiris. The barterers are the same. When will this change? it added.
“We are not saying that had they not participated there would have been no delimitation and that the process would have been stalled. But the process would not enjoy the sanctity that they enjoy now”, it reads.