Sameer Ahmad

LS Polls: South Kashmir village witness complete boycott

LS Polls: South Kashmir village witness complete boycott
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Anantnag: Anguish over mass and innocent killings in Kashmir, A village Wanihama, which is about four kms away from main town Anantnag district refused to cast their parliament votes on Tuesday as the villager’s boycott and the booths turns into deserted.

The village witnessed with zero percent votes out of 1030 registered voters.

According to villagers they have boycotted as the Kashmir is witnessed in mass and innocent killings, the villagers have angered with politician’s and had not received any kind of development work in village till date, reason to boycott yesterday parliament elections.

“In 2014 elections, the village witnessed 80 percent voter turnout, but, on Tuesday none of the villager came to cast their vote to any political party, because of fake promises, innocent killings and development,” said one of the villager to GMK Correspondent.

“The villagers are struggling with an acute shortage of drinking water from years,” he said.

On Tuesday, Minor clashes were so also reported from village, however heavy deployment of the Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) and state police was made to secure the polling stations and provide safety to staff members.

“No one turned up to vote at any of the polling booths here. We have been waiting for the voters, but no one came here,” an agent if a political party at the polling station said.

There were around 714 polling stations set up for 5,23,566 voters in six polling segments of Bijbehara, Pahalgam, Shangus, Anantnag, Kokernag and Dooru.

Meanwhile Anantnag and Bijbehara turn over with low voting 3.47 and 2.04 percent.

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