LS Polls: 8.42 percent voting witnessed in Kulgam till 3 pm

Srinagar: Till 3 pm, 8.42 percent voting was recorded in all the four constituencies of Kulgam district on Monday.

However, a good number of voter participation was reported from D H Pora and Devsar constituencies of the district. Homeshalibug and Kulgam constituencies recorded a low voter turnout.

Earlier, clashes erupted between armed forces and youth in Qaimoh area of Kulgam. Reports added that forces deployed in the area swung into action and fired tear smoke shells to quell the protesting youth.

Similar reports came from Bugam area of the district, where people threw stones at Government Higher Secondary School Bugam where five polling has been set up.

Police in a statement said that ‘isolated incidents of stone pelting near polling stations have been reported from various parts of Kulgam district but the situation is under control due to timely action of security forces.’


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