Election Commission of India (ECI) has appointed three special observers to review the situation in Jammu and Kashmir and suggest as to when assembly polls can be held.
The three special observers – Noor Mohammed, Vinod Zutshi and AS Gill – had met Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora and fellow commissioners Ashok Lavasa and Sushil Chandra on Tuesday.
Observers team will visit the state at the earliest. ECI announced the schedule for the Lok Sabha election 2019 on Sunday, had said that assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir cannot be held simultaneously due to security concerns flagged by the Centre.
The three special observers had been tasked to assess the situation in Jammu and Kashmir on a real-time basis to enable the poll panel to take a final call on holding assembly elections in the state.