Srinagar repoll: J-K’s Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Shantmanu said that only 709 votes were polled in the booths that went for re-poll.
Jammu and Kashmir bypoll: Delhi has interpreted high turnouts as rejection of azadi sentiment; Kashmiris, by contrast, have seen voting as a way to negotiate for basic necessities.
Pakistan’s Foreign Office said the elections cannot be an alternative to the right to self-determination promised to the people of Jammu and Kashmir under the numerous UNSC resolutions.
Srinagar bypoll: Official figures put the voter turnout at a record low of 7.14%, revised from 6.5 per cent announced earlier.
Kheer Bhawani shrine, located about 25 kilometres from Srinagar, witness the gathering of devotees of various faiths every year on this occasion to offer prayers to the Goddess Ragnya Devi.
The CCTV’s cameras have been installed at strategic points in and around the Srinagar jail premises.
Officials said that unidentified gunmen fired at two policemen at Bagh-e-Ali Mardan around 200 meters away from the Zadibal police station.
An unidentified militant was killed in Kupwara district where the operation is still continuing, an army official said.
On Saturday, Kher praised the NIT students for protesting against those who allegedly raised anti-India slogans after the MS Dhoni-led side’s defeat in the World T20 semi-final.
I have made it clear that this is not a demand worth raising, let alone hearing it. I have told them this demand is out of line, said Nirmal Singh.
Protests against execution also erupted in other parts of the valley, like central Kashmir’s Budgam district which has a sizeable Shia population.
The Kashmir Valley is witnessing intense cold with Chillai Kalan, the 40-day period of extreme cold, having commenced earlier this week
The slain militant Irshad Ghanie, a resident of Kakapora of Pulwama about 40 kms south of in Srinagar, was wanted for killing of eight Army men in Hyderpora in June 2013.
Police said that the boy had picked a live grenade from Gania Mollah locality where an encounter had taken place between security forces and militants on Wednesday.
The residents, who blocked the main roads in dozens of localities in and around Jamia Masjid, in the wee hours accused police of high-handedness during the raids.