Press Esc to close
Monday 02 May 2016
News updated at 1:15 PM IST
Weather
Max: 36.6°C
Min : 24.4°C
In Bengaluru
Sunny day

Voting begins to pick up in J-K by 11 AM

Srinagar, May 7, 2014, PTI
 A muslim woman shows her ink marked finger after casting vote for 8th phase of Loksabha Election on Wednesday. PTI Photo

Voting began to pick up in Baramulla and Ladakh Parliamentary constituencies of Jammu and Kashmir, as nearly 15 per cent voters exercised their franchise up to 11 AM, ignoring militant threats and boycott call of separatists in north Kashmir.

Baramulla Lok Sabha seat, where several incidents of militant violence have been reported since yesterday, recorded a turnout of nearly 10 per cent in the first four hours of polling, which began at 7 AM, officials said.

In Ladakh Lok Sabha seat, Leh district recorded 14.10 per cent turnout till 11 AM while Kargil district recorded 26 per cent during the corresponding period.

Kupwara district recorded a healthy turnout of 20 per cent in the corresponding period while in Bandipora, 14.8 per cent voters exercised their franchise in the same period, the officials said.

Voting in Baramulla constituency was sluggish in the first two hours but picked up as the day progressed.

Separatists had called for a poll boycott but the turnout in the Baramulla constituency so far suggests that the voters have not paid much heed to it.

While polling has been peaceful in Ladakh seat, there were several incidents of violence reported from various parts of Baramulla constituency since yesterday including attacks on two polling stations and a security forces camp, which left five security personnel injured.


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Bollywood Actors Tiger Shroff and Shraddha Kapoor during promotion of their film Baaghi...

Bollywood Actors Tiger Shroff and Shraddha Kapoor during promotion of their film Baaghi...

Narendra Modi rides in an E rickshaw during distribution of E rickshaws in Varanasi...

Narendra Modi rides in an E rickshaw during distribution of E rickshaws in Varanasi...

RCB Skipper Virat Kohli with teamate Chris Gayle during an event at a mall in Bengaluru...

RCB Skipper Virat Kohli with teamate Chris Gayle during an event at a mall in Bengaluru...

A potter makes small earthen pots on International Labor Day, on the outskirts of Ajmer...

A potter makes small earthen pots on International Labor Day, on the outskirts of Ajmer...

Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan poses with newly wed couple Bipasha Basu and Karan Singh...

Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan poses with newly wed couple Bipasha Basu and Karan Singh...

A Mirage appears on the Rajpath as the mercury rises in New Delhi on Sunday...

A Mirage appears on the Rajpath as the mercury rises in New Delhi on Sunday...

eam Haas driver Esteban Gutierrez of Mexico, right, and Force India driver Nico Hulkenberg...

eam Haas driver Esteban Gutierrez of Mexico, right, and Force India driver Nico Hulkenberg...

A boy admires plastic balls put up for sale at India Gate lawns in New Delhi on Sunday...

A boy admires plastic balls put up for sale at India Gate lawns in New Delhi on Sunday...

Indian Air Force Helicopter collects water from Koteshwar dam during the rescue operation...

Indian Air Force Helicopter collects water from Koteshwar dam during the rescue operation...

Children enjoy in the waters of a fountain to beat the heat at India Gate as the mercury rises...

Children enjoy in the waters of a fountain to beat the heat at India Gate as the mercury rises...