• Respect religious sentiments and constitution: J&K Lieutenant Governor on hijab row

    Digital Desk: Hijab row has become a national controversy now. A fight started within the walls of Karnataka's school has now taken the shape of giant debate across the nation. On this hijab row, Jammu and Kashmir's Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha commented on the matter. Manoj Sinha on Saturday conveyed every citizen of the nation should respect the religious sentiments of others and hold the Constitution supreme. He also quenched concerns over the Delimitation Commission report, saying he is convinced that no mistakes will be made because the Election Commission of India is a constitutional agency that operates transparently and scientifically. "I have to converse concerning two things: religious sensibilities and the superiority of the Indian Constitution." During a news meeting, Sinha responded to a query concerning the Karnataka hijab row by saying, "Every citizen of the country should keep these two things in mind." Also Read: Chennai Book Fair: 20k online tickets sold amid pandemic He stated that the matter is under consideration and that "this item is enough for me to comment on the subject." "We have made all arrangements for her care," he said, referring to an acid attack on a woman in Srinagar. "The girl is being treated in a hospital in Chennai, and one of our senior officers is also present." "I get regular updates on her health," Sinha added, adding that those who are responsible will face stern legal action. When questioned about the numerous objections over the delimitation commission's draught report, which was shared with associate members, the Lt Governor replied that the Election Commission is a constitutional and reputable body. Therefore, it is not appropriate for me to comment on its choices. "In 2009, I served on the Election Commission as an associate member." There is a very transparent and scientific mechanism in place. To get their feedback, the delimitation commission has sent a draught to its associate members. It will be released into the public domain, and any ordinary person can object if he so desires. "As far as I'm concerned, I'm satisfied and certain that the electoral commission will make no mistakes," he added. According to Sinha, the Union Home Minister has stated numerous times that the assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir will be held when the delimitation of constituencies is completed.  "It will be followed by the formation of a government and the restoration of statehood." Last month, the Lt Governor informed some scheduled tribe households who were displaced during a Jammu Development Authority anti-encroachment sweep in the Roopnagar district that they would be rehabilitated on humanitarian grounds. He did warn, though, that vested interests attempt to confuse and provoke the society.

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