SRINAGAR — Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his Independence Day speech, on Sunday, said that preparations were on to hold Assembly election in Jammu and Kashmir as the Delimitation process was going on to redraw constituencies.
According to reports, PM Modi said that the Delimitation Commission has been constituted in Jammu and Kashmir and preparations were on for Assembly elections in the future.
Notably, this will be the first election in J&K since it was stripped off its special status after the abrogation of Article 370 and 35-A on August 05, 2019, while the erstwhile state was bifurcated into two Union Territories – Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh.
He also said that development in the region was now visible on the ground.
In a first, no internet shutdown, restriction in Kashmir on I-Day
Meanwhile, the Inspector General of Police Kashmir Zone, Vijay Kumar on Sunday said that there is no internet shutdown or any other restriction in Kashmir on the eve of the Independence Day.
The IGP as per Kashmir News Service said that this was the first time that there was no internet shutdown or restrictions on the Independence Day in Kashmir.
Meanwhile, Kashmir Zone Police while quoting IGP Kashmir on its official Twitter handle said, “There is neither internet shutdown nor restrictions on the eve of the Independence Day.”