Municipal polls: Poll bound areas observe shutdown on JRL’s call

Srinagar: On call of the Joint Resistance Leadership, a complete shutdown is being observed in the poll bpound areas of the Kashmir valley. The second phase of the Municipal elections started on Wednesday from 6:am.

All shops and other business establishments are closed in poll-bound areas of Srinagar and other parts of the Valley while public transport is off the roads.

In rest of the areas where polling is not being held today, life has remained mostly unaffected. Shops are open in the commercial hub of Lal Chowk and public transport is plying on the Residency and MA roads.

Meanwhile, till 10:30 less than one perecnt voting had taken place in Srinagar. In Anantnag, it was 0.6 percent. In Bandipora, it was 14.2 percent, Baramulla recorded 3.0 percent.

Till noon, 22 percent voting took place in Sumbal area. Over 1700 people have cast their votes till noon in the area.

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