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Kashmiris completely boycott Indian poll drama in Srinagar

SRINAGAR: People of central Kashmir completely rejected the second phase of the so-called elections enacted by India on Thursday, Kashmir Media Service reported.

As per details, 90 polling booths saw no voting in the election held for the Srinagar constituency of the Lok Sabha, the lower house of the Indian Parliament.

The Srinagar constituency recorded zero turnout in as many as 50 polling booths. The majority of these booths were located in Eidgah, Khanyar, Habba Kadal and Batamaloo areas of Srinagar. Many booths recorded a single digit voting percentage with Eidgah at 3.3 per cent by the end of the polling, KMS reported.

The polling staff, tired of waiting for someone to turn up, was seen basking in the sun for most of the time. “No one turned up to vote at any of the polling booths here. We have been waiting for the voters, but no one came here,” an official at the polling station said.

Outside the polling station, a few youth said that the whole area had sworn to boycott the polls in view of recent killings of citizens at the hands of Indian troops.




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