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  • J&K Civic Polls: 60% Voting Recorded in Rajouri Sector

    The first phase of voting for the civic body elections in Jammu and Kashmir took place peacefully except a stone pelting incident in Srinagar on Monday. Rajouri region of Jammu registered highest turnout while Bandipura in the Kashmir Valley the lowest.  

    Earlier today, polling began amidst tight security from 7 am and continued till 4 pm. Voters were excited and peacefully waited for their turn to cast vote. Jammu and Kashmir is voting for the first phase of civic polls that has been boycotted by the two big parties in the Valley, National Conference and People's Democratic Party. Rajouri registered 60% voters’ turnout while Poonj recorded 52%. In the valley, the voting was comparatively less. Kupwara 29%, Srinagar 10%, Handwara 21%, Bandipora 2.96%, Badgam and Baramullah 4%, and in Anantnag 6% voting recorded, since it was a shutdown call from separatists and the majority of people did not cast their vote.  

    Elections held in 422 of the 1,100 municipal wards of the state amid tight security. The list includes 149 seats in the Valley and 26 in the Ladakh, Jammu and Pirpanjal region. But already, around 240 candidates have been elected unopposed, the majority of them hailing from the Kashmir valley itself. The elections for the urban local bodies were last held in 2005. But this time, the two big parties of the region, National Conference and the PDP have pulled themselves out of it, alleging uncertainty over centre's stand on Article 35A. The centre made elaborate security arrangements for this election, deploying 400 companies of paramilitary forces in addition to huge security deployment Valley already has. Mobile internet services were suspended in all south Kashmir to avoid any mishap.

     

    2018-10-08 05:23:57 PM
  • J&K Civic Polls Begin Amid Tight Security, 61% Polling in Jammu by 3 pm

    The first phase of voting for the civic body elections in Jammu and Kashmir started here on Monday. Polling will be held from 7 am to 4 pm. Jammu and Kashmir is voting for the first phase of civic polls that has been boycotted by the two big parties in the Valley, National Conference and People's Democratic Party. Around 61% polling done in Jammu when reports last came in. Central minister Jitendra Singh and former deputy chief minister Kavindra Singh also cast their votes. 

    Elections are being held in 422 of the 1,100 municipal wards of the state amid tight security. The list includes 149 seats in the Valley and 26 in the Ladakh, Jammu and Pirpanjal region. But already, around 240 candidates have been elected unopposed, majority of them hailing from the Kashmir valley itself. The elections for the urban local bodies were last held in 2005. But this time, the two big parties of the region, National Conference and the PDP have pulled themselves out of it, alleging uncertainty over centre's stand on Article 35A. The centre has made elaborate security arrangements for this election, deploying 400 companies of paramilitary forces in addition to huge security deployment Valley already has.

     

     

     

     

    2018-10-08 11:45:03 AM
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