LS Polls: Less than 7 percent voting in Kulgam till 1 pm, clashes erupt in various parts of district

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Srinagar: Less than seven percent voting (6.67 %) was reported till 1 pm in four constituencies of Kulgam district for Anantnag Lok Sabha, an official said.

Clashes were reported at many places in the district amid mild response from voters.

According to reports, clashes erupted between government 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.

Forces deployed in the area retaliated by firing tear smoke shells to disperse the youth.

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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