Long Queues, Brisk Polling in First Phase of J&K Assembly Elections

Updated: November 25, 2014 18:51 IST
For the first time in 25 years, people ignored a boycott call by separatists to line up in large numbers to vote in the first phase of the Jammu and Kashmir assembly elections on Tuesday.
Long Queues, Brisk Polling in First Phase of J&K Assembly Elections
For the first time in 25 years, people ignored a boycott call by separatists to line up in large numbers to vote in the first phase of the Jammu and Kashmir assembly elections on Tuesday.

In this photo: Voters queue up to cast their votes for Assembly elections at a polling station in Bandipora district. 15 assembly segments went to polling in the first phase of elections in the state. (PTI Photo)
Long Queues, Brisk Polling in First Phase of J&K Assembly Elections
With long queues and brisk polling through the day, Jammu and Kashmir saw a voter turnout of 70 per cent.

In this photo: Three elderly voters wait to cast their votes for Assembly elections at a polling station in Bandipora district.
Long Queues, Brisk Polling in First Phase of J&K Assembly Elections
Voters braved the cold to come out and vote in huge numbers.In this photo: Huge queues outside a polling booth in Bandipora. (PTI photo)
Long Queues, Brisk Polling in First Phase of J&K Assembly Elections
Elections were held in six seats in the Jammu division, five segments in the Kashmir valley and four in Ladakh. (PTI Photo)
Long Queues, Brisk Polling in First Phase of J&K Assembly Elections
Voters show their identity cards as they wait to cast their votes at a polling booth in Kishtwar. (PTI Photo)
Long Queues, Brisk Polling in First Phase of J&K Assembly Elections
Security personnel keep vigil atop a vehicle at a polling station in the early hours of a foggy morning at Bandipora. (PTI Photo)
Long Queues, Brisk Polling in First Phase of J&K Assembly Elections
No militancy-related incident was reported in the first phase of polling.

In this photo: A security person stands guard as people wait to cast their votes at a polling station in Bandipora. (PTI photo)

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