Normal life remained crippled across Kashmir Valley following a 50-hour general strike called by separatists against holding of elections in the state.
At least 15 people were injured when anti-election protestors pelted stones on vehicles carrying PDP supporters in Baramulla,leading police to use batons to quell them.
Even though the weather and soil conditions here can seldom be compared,the yield seems to have transcended those boundaries.
When Srinagar Lok Sabha seat went to polls his family refused to vote in protest against the neglect of the sacrifice of Malik by the J-K politicians.
This village in Ganderbal district Gutli Bagh in the foothills of Harmukh range is home to over 5,000 Pashtuns who have migrated from Afghanistan around 150 years ago.
Living up to its image as the Valleys boycott bastion,Srinagar posted a meagre 24 per cent turnout in the fourth phase of parliamentary elections.
Four persons,including a block secretary of PDF,were injured in group clashes during polling in Srinagar.
Moderate polling was witnessed in most of parts of the Srinagar Lok Sabha constituency,with 10 per cent of the 11 lakh electorate exercising their franchise till noon.
The Hurriyat Conference,led by Mirwaiz Umer Farooq,has given the poll boycott call due to the threat of militants,Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said.
Ignoring the boycott call of separatists and threats held out by militants,senior citizens were among the first ones to cast their votes in the Lok Sabha polls in Srinagar.
Taking on elder sister Khalida Shah and old friend Molvi Iftikhaaar Hussain Ansari,National Conference supremo Farooq Abdullah.
Piercing the strong security cordon,militants hurled a grenade at a polling station in Nawab Bazar locality.
Farooq Abdullah and Maulvi Ifthikhar Hussain Ansari have known each other as friends most of their lives,but the two would face off in the Lok Sabha polls for the Srinagar constituency.
Life was paralysed in Kashmir Valley due to the 50-hour strike called by separatists ahead of polling in Srinagar Lok Sabha constituency on Thursday.
More than indecision,its Farooq Abdullah’s estranged family and friends that could make his run for Lok Sabha difficult.