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Panchayat polls: record in Kashmir



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Jammu:

In the panchayat elections in Jammu and Kashmir, 64 per cent were recorded. In Jammu region, 79.5 percent of the votes were cast.

Chief Electoral Officer Shalley Cabra said that 16 blocks in Kashmir, 21 in Jammu and 21 in Ladakh region would be held in the panchayat elections.

All the policemen except peacekeepers and shotguns in Mendhar in Poonch district were peaceful.

Replacing system was installed at polling station at Atholi in Kishtwar district.

In the recent local self-government elections in the local self-government institutions, only 4 per cent of the voters voted.

Sebastian asked the people to boycott the elections and demanded a strike on Saturday. The regional parties – the National Conference, the People's Democratic Party – decided not to participate in local factors.

In Kashmir, the total polling percentage was 64.5 per cent. 1.05 lakh voters are eligible to vote. 1.63 lakh voters voted for voters.

In Srinagar, 21.8 per cent, 30.14 per cent in Budgam, 70 per cent in Kupwara, 69.1 per cent in Baramulla, 56.2 per cent in Bandipur, 60 per cent in Lail, and 77.7 per cent for Kargil.

Total polling in Jammu and Kashmir was held by 2.95 lakh voters. 79.5 per cent of votes were cast in Jammu & Kashmir.

In Jammu region, Kishtwar recorded 74.1%, Rajouri 78.9%, Poonch 78.7%, Udhampur 83.6%, Doda 80.8%, Kathua 80% and Rampan 78.2% polling.

The total number of electors in Kashmir is 1,35,774.

The eight phases of panchayat elections in Jammu and Kashmir will be held.

In the first phase, polling was held in 16 blocks in Kashmir, 21 in Jammu and 10 in Ladakh region.

Polls are held after the two-year term when the states are ruled by the governor. Counting of votes will be held on November 27.

In Jammu and Kashmir, senior BJP leader Kishtwar was killed by militants on Thursday night.

On October 31, BJP Secretary of State Anil Prahhar and his brother Ajit were returning from their shop in Kishtwar district, killing militants.

The two were shot dead on a two-sided house on both sides, "officials said.

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