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Srinagar repoll: Only 1% voters turned up to cast their vote in first 3 hrs

Only 344 Voters Of The 34,169 Eligible Persons Cast Their Votes Across All Polling Stations Of Srinagar For Lok Sabha Constituency Till 10 AM, On Thursday.

PTI | Updated on: 13 Apr 2017, 03:11:13 PM
Srinagar repoll: Only 1% voters turned up to cast their vote in first 3 hrs (Source: PTI)


Only 344 voters of the 34,169 eligible persons cast their votes across all polling stations of Srinagar for Lok Sabha constituency till 10 AM, on Thursday.

No votes were polled in Budgam and Khansahib assembly segments while only two votes were polled in Chrar-e-Sharief segment of the Lok Sabha constituency in the corresponding period, they said.

Chadoora, which was worst hit by violence during Sunday's polling, recorded 200 votes while Beerwah assembly segment saw 142 people turn up to vote, the officials said.

Eight persons were killed in security forces firing on rampaging protestors on Sunday.

The Election Commission has ordered a repoll on 38 worst affected polling stations.

Also Read : Srinagar LS bypoll: Amid tight security, repolling begins in 38 polling stations of Budgam

Security forces have been deployed in strength in and around the polling stations to ensure that the events of Sunday are not repeated on the voting day.

Normal life across Budgam district remained affected due to the strike called by the separatists against the polling and prohibitory orders issued by the authorities under Section144 CrPC for maintaining law and order. 

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First Published : 13 Apr 2017, 02:57:00 PM