8 Dead In Poll Violence In Kashmir, Separatists Call For Strike | Read

PUBLISHED ON: April 10, 2017 | Duration: 3 min, 25 sec

  
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A record low turnout and a high incidence of violence were witnessed on Sunday during the by-election in the parliamentary seat of Srinagar in Jammu and Kashmir. As nearly 200 instances of violence were recorded in Kashmir, in which eight people died and about 100 security personnel were injured, the turnout was found to be 7 per cent - the lowest in 30 years. The violence took place as protesters targeted poll booths amid a boycott call by separatists. By-elections for assembly and parliamentary seats were held in eight other states on Sunday. 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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