J&K Constituent Assembly 1951

         Proclamation of May 1, 1951 on Jammu and Kashmir Constituent Assembly

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Whereas it is general desire of the people of the State of Jammu and Kashmir that a Constituent Assembly should be brought into being for the purpose of framing a constitution for the State;

Whereas it is commonly felt that the convening of the Assembly can no longer be delayed without being detriment to the future well-being of the State;

And whereas the terms of the proclamation of the Maharaja dated 5 March, 1948 in regard to the convening of a National Assembly as contained in clauses 4 to 6 of the operative part thereof do not meet the requirements of the present situation;

1, Yuvraj Karan Singh, do hereby direct as follows:

  1. A Constituent Assembly consisting of representatives of the people, elected on the basis of adult franchise, shall be constituted forthwith for the purpose of framing a constitution for the State of Jammu and Kashmir;
  2. For the purposes of the said elections the State shall be divided into a number of territorial constituencies, each containing a population of 40,000 or as near thereto as possible, and each electing one member. A delimitation committee shall be set up by the Government to make recommendations as to the number of constituencies and the limits of each constituency;
  3. Elections to the Constituent Assembly shall be on the basis of adult franchise, that is to say, every person who is a State subject of any class, as defined in the Notification No. 1-L/84 dated the 20th April 1927.is not less than twenty-one years of age on the first day of March, has been a resident in the constituency for such period as many be prescribed by the rules, shall be entitled to register in the electoral rolls of that constituency, provided that any person who is of unsound mind or has been so declared by a competent court, shall be disqualified for registration;
  4. The vote at the election shall be by direct and secret ballot ;
  5. The Constituent Assembly shall have power to act notwithstanding any vacancy of the membership thereof ;
  6. The Constituent Assembly shall frame its own agenda and make rules for the governing of its procedure and the conduct of its business.

The Government shall make such rules and issue such instructions and orders as may be necessary to give effect to the terms of this proclamation.

Members of National Level Constituent Assembly

1. Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah.

2. Mirza Mohammad Afzal Beg.

3. Maulana Mohammad Syed Masudi.

4. Pt. Moti Ram Baigra.

Members of J&K Constituent Assembly

S.No.

Members

Constituency

1.

Maulana Mohammad Sayeed Masudi

Amira Kadal

2.

Sheikh Mohammed Abdullah

Hazratbal

3.

Bakshi Ghulam Mohammed

Safa Kadal

4

Mirza Mohammed Afzal Beg

Anantnag

5

Girdhari Lal Dogra

Jasmergarh

6

Sham Lal Saraf

Habba Kadal

7

Abdul Aziz Shawl

Rajouri

8

Abdul Gani Trali

Rajpora

9

Abdul Gani Goni

Bhalesa

10

Syed Abdul Qadus

Beerwah

11

Bakshi Abdul Rashid

Charar-i-Sharief

12

Abdul Kabir Khan

Bandipora (Gurez)

13

Abdul Khaliq

Sanwara

14

Syed Allaudin Gilani

Handwara

15

Assad Ullah Mir

Ramban

16

Bhagat Ram Lander

LanderTikri

17

Bhagat Chhajju Ram

Ranbirsinghpora

18

Sardar Chela Singh

Chhamb

19

Chuni Lal Kotwal

Bhaderwah

20

Durga Prashad Dhar

Kulgam

21

Ghulam Ahmad Mir

Dachinpara

22

Master Ghulam Ahmed

Haveli

23

Ghulam Ahmad Dev

Doda

24

Pirzada Ghulam Gilani

Pampore

25

Ghulam Hassan Khan

Narwahw

26

Ghulam Hassan Bhat

Nandi

27

Ghulam Hassan Malik

Devsar

28

Pir Ghulam Mohammad Masoodi

Tral

29

Ghulam Mohammad Sadiq

Tankipora

30

Mirza Ghulam Mohammad Beg

Naubug Brang Valley

31

Ghulam Mohammad Butt

Pattan

32

Ghulam Mohi-ud-Din Khan

Khansahib

33

Ghulam Mohi-ud-Din Hamdani

Khanyar

34

Mirwaiz Ghulam Nabi Hamdani

Zaddibal

35

Ghulam Nabi Wani

Darigam

36

Ghulam Nabi Wani

Lolab

37

Ghulam Qadir Bhat

Kangan

38

Ghulam Qadir Masala

Drugmulla

39

Ghulam Rasool Sheikh

Shopian

40

Ghulam Rasool Kar

Hamal

41

Ghulam Rasool Kraipak

Kishtwar

42

Hakim Habibullah Khan

Sopore

43

Hem Raj Jandial

Ramnagar

44

Sardar Harbans Singh Azad

Baramulla

45

Syed Ibrahim Shah

Kargil

46

Ishar Devi Maini

Jammu city (Northern)

47

Janki Nath Kakroo

Kothar

48

Jamal-ud-Din

Darhal

49

Maulvi Jamaitali Shah

Mendhar

50

Kushak Bakula

Leh

51

Kishen Dev Sethi

Nowshera

52

Sardar Kulbir Singh

Poonch city

53

Mohammad Afzal Khan

Uri

54

Sheikh Mohammad Akbar

Tangmarg

55

Mohammad Anwar Shah

Karnah

56

Mohammad Ayub Khan

Arnas

57

Syed Mohammad Jalali

Badgam

58

Pir Mohd Maqbool Shah

Ramhal

59

Syed Mir Qasim

Doru Shahabad

60

Mubarik Shah

Magam

61

Mansukh Rai

Reasi

62

Mahant Ram

Basohli

63

Pt. Moti Ram Baigra

Udhampur

64

Mahasha Nahar Singh

Bishnah

65

Kh.Noor Dar

Kowapora

66

Noor-ud-Din Sufi

Ganderbal

67

Major Piara Singh

Kathua

68

Ram Chand Khajuria

Billawar

69

Lala Ram Piara Saraf

Samba

70

Smt. Ram Devi

Jammu city (Southern)

71

Ram Rakha Mal

Kahanachak

72

Wazir Ram Saran

Jandrah Garota

73

Ram Lal

Akhnoor

74

Sagar Singh

Parmandal

75

Sona Ullah Sheikh

Pulwama