Kashmir needs delimitation. It definitely does. But not on the lines of what the current central government wants it to look like.
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 like Bemina, Parimpora, Danderkhah and Dandoosa it is amazing that a such a huge area with such consistently dense population is just one constituency. Two, if not three, constituencies can easily be carved out of it on pure logical and demographic basis.
Take the case of Amira Kadal Constituency. The areas like Baghat, Jawahar Nagar, Ikhajpora, Wazir Bagh, Natipora, Chanapora where tenants outnumber the locals easily are not on the voting list. The floating population in this constituency can easily beat any constituency in the state. On pure demographic and geographical reasons two constituencies can be carved out of it easily.
To retain the Sonwar constituency as one constituency would also be against logic. From proper city areas Athwajan, Buchwara ,Sonwar to highland villages some 25 kilometers away are one constituency. The two area has huge cultural differences but have still been retained as one constituency.
The same applies for Kangan constituency where the sheet geography follow that the area be divided into two constituencies. Besides, easily there are three to four other constituencies in Kashmir valley where delimitation should be done and new constituencies carved out, out of the older ones.
We hope the establishment takes these things into consideration before venturing out to formulate the process of delimitation.