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Delimitation freeze applied across country, now BJP wants to treat J&K differently: Omar

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Srinagar: Former Chief Minister and National Conference vice president Omar Abdullah  termed as surprising that the “BJP now wants to treat J&K differently’ from other states in respect of delimitation.

“A freeze on delimitation has been applied to the entire country until 2026 and contrary to the way some ill informed TV channels are trying to sell it it isn’t just a J&K specific freeze,” Omar tweeted.

“When delimitation takes place in the rest of the country the BJP is welcome to apply it to J&K until then we in the @JKNC_ will oppose, tooth & nail, any attempt to make changes without a mandate from the people of the state,” he said.

The freeze on delimitation was applied to J&K and was done to bring the state in line with the rest of the country, he said. “The same was challenged & upheld in both the High Court of J&K & the Supreme Court,” he said, adding, “It’s rather surprising that the BJP, which talks about bringing J&K at par with other states by removing 370 & 35-A now wants to treat J&K differently from other states in this one respect.”

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