ost of the people nowadays are asking what is delimitation? In definition, delimitation means the process of redrawing of boundaries of territorial constituencies or provinces with legislative bodies in a country. However, the idea behind delimitation here is to ensure that voters are evenly distributed and a level playing field is ensured for all candidates and political parties involved in an election. Now the another question is, does Kashmir need delimitation? The answer is yes, Kashmir needs delimitation. It definitely does. But not on the lines of political bias. Kashmir is a huge geography and some regions in Jammu region need more representation in the Assembly of union territory as do some regions in Kashmir valley. Look at the constituency of Batamaloo. With thousands and thousands of people having migrated to its wards, it is amazing that such a huge area with such a consistently dense population is just one constituency.
Take the case of Amira Kadal, Sonwar constituency. The areas like Baghat, Athwajan, Jawahar Nagar, Buchwara, Chanapora, Sonwar where tenants outnumber the locals easily are not on the voting list. The floating population in these constituencies can easily beat any constituency. On pure demographic and geographical reasons four constituencies can be carved out of the duo easily. The same applies for few north Kashmir constituencies where the sheet geography follow that the area be divided into many constituencies. We hope the establishment takes these things into consideration before venturing out to formulate the process of delimitation.