KASHMIR BOYCOTTS; JAMMU UPHOLDS DEMOCRACY

Poll boycott has taken heavy toll upon the percentage of voting in Kashmir valley however, Jammu region as usual has upheld the process of democracy. As per the latest information released by Election commission of state abysmally low turn out of voters is turning out to vote in Kashmir valley. Till 11 am commission recorded the following data:

Anantnag – 5%

Badgam – 3%

Bandipora – 2%

Baramulla – 3%

Kupwara – 18%

Srinagar – 3.50%

Leh – 26%

Kargil – 33%

As per the released data of Election Commission places in Jammu Division going for ULB polls recorded a handsome percentage of voting

Jammu – 34 %

Poonch – 47%

Rajouri – 55%

Officials of Election Commsion are optimistic that the voting percentage in both the regions will pick gradually as the day progresses, however from the data released it is evident that the boycott of separatists and militant organisations with non participation of major political parties NC, PDP and CPI M the overall process of voting in ULB has taken a grave toll in Urban Local Body Elections, especially in Kashmir Valley.

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