THE EIGHTH COLUMN

Delimitation bid in J&K reopens festering wounds

Voices from Kashmir valley echo the same narrative when asked about delimitation. “What difference does it make for us? We only hope for a better tomorrow. This has to be done with the people’s will; delimitation cannot imposed be imposed on us through President’s rule," says a carpet trader. At a time when the state BJP has been raising its voice on the withdrawal of a 16-year-old freeze to carry out a delimitation exercise in the state, citizens feel that it isn't a bad idea but the timing is questionable. Click to read more.