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Polling ends peacefully in J&K’s Anantnag with 10% turnout

Srinagar:  Voting for the second phase of Anantnag Lok Sabha seat ended peacefully on Monday amid high security with only around 10 per cent voters coming out to exercise their democratic right. “10.2 per cent voter turnout was recorded in today’s polling in the four segments of Anantnag Lok Sabha constituency.

“The poll process ended peacefully despite some stray incidents of violence in which miscreants tried to disrupt the poll process,” poll officials said.

Two youth sustained pellet injuries in clashes with the security forces in Kulgam district. Both of them have been shifted to Srinagar for treatment, police said.

Out of the four segments those went to polls today, 15,663 votes were cast in Noorabad segment, followed by 15,160 in Devsar segment.

Voting was dismal in Kulgam and Homshalibugh segments with just 1,684 and 891 votes cast, respectively.

In addition to this, 1,762 migrant voters also exercised franchise at polling stations set up outside the Valley in Jammu, Udhampur and Delhi, poll officials said.

Voting began at 7 am in Kulgam district’s four Assembly segments — Noorabad, Devsar, Kulgam and Homshalibugh.

At the Laram polling station in Homshalibugh, voting was delayed for 40 minutes due to a faulty Electronic Voting Machine (EVM).

A total of 433 polling stations had been set up at 244 locations.

There are 3,45,486 voters in the district. Twenty-one polling stations had been set up for over 3,000 migrants voters in Udhampur, Jammu and Delhi.

As a precaution, mobile Internet services were suspended in the south Kashmir areas. Train services between Baramulla and Banihal were also cancelled.

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