7% Turnout In Kashmir By-Polls, 200 Incidents Of Violence | Read

PUBLISHED ON: April 9, 2017 | Duration: 3 min, 37 sec

  
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A record low turnout and a high incidence of violence were witnessed today during the by-election in the parliamentary seat of Srinagar. As nearly 200 instances of violence was recorded in Budgam, in which eight people died and 100 security personnel were injured, the turnout was found to be 7% -- the lowest in 30 years. The violence took place as protesters targetted poll booths amid a boycott call by separatists. By-elections for assembly and parliamentary seats were held in eight other states today. Violence was also reported from Ater, Madhya Pradesh, in which several people were said to be injured. Elections will be held in three more states on April 12. The counting of votes will take place on April 13 and April 15.
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