Poll-O-Meter: Scuttling the poll process

Capturing booths were not uncommon in earlier elections. In 1971, there were 11 cases of snatching of ballot boxes— eight in Bihar, two in Jammu and Kashmir and one in Haryana — in spite of the presence of armed policemen.

Mobs were armed with deadly weapons like revolvers and pipe-guns.

In Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag Parliamentary seat, a ballot box was removed by a woman voter under her burqa.

Capturing booths was not uncommon in earlier elections. In 1971, there were 11 cases of snatching of ballot boxes— eight in Bihar, two in Jammu and Kashmir and one in Haryana — in spite of the presence of armed policemen.

Mobs were armed with deadly weapons like revolvers and pipe guns.

In Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag Parliamentary seat, a ballot box was removed by a woman voter under her burqa.
 

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