Injustice to Jammu started in 1951, and continues till date as political power vested in Kashmir

The decision of giving only 30 legislature seats in Jammu region with one seat for 60,000 people, and 43 seats to Kashmir with one seat for 40,000 people in 1951 started the discrimination which has continued to haunt the people of Jammu since then. The discriminatory allotment of seats ensured that political power was not shared equally but transferred effectively to Kashmir region, whose leaders have ensured that subjugation of Jammu is complete. The politicians, and leaders of Jammu have also acted as stooges of the Kashmiri leadership, and hurt the interest of the people badly.

The distribution of seats which happened in 1952 started the discrimination agenda against the Jammu region, and based on population parameters, geographical compactness, terrain, and other factors Jammu should have got more seats. The demand for delimitation of seats has been pending since last many years but the Kashmiri politicians ensure that it is not addressed as they do not want to end their hegemony. The tragedy is that J&K Delimitation Commission which decided the distribution of seats gave only 37 seats to Jammu whereas 46 seats were given to Kashmir.

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