“We felt that the separatists and Pakistani elements have also understood that democracy is the only way out,” she said.
NC MLA Mohammed Akbar Lone pointed out that militants had tried to scuffle the polls but the people defied the boycott calls.
The uproar came after J&K CM Mufti Sayeed’s statement crediting Pakistan and Hurriyat for the smooth assembly polls.
BJP said the exercise had been successful due to the efforts of the EC and Indian Army and of those who believe in the Constitution.
BJP and PDP formed a govt in J&K on Sunday, more than two months after elections produced a hung verdict.
This is for the first time that BJP would be part of coalition government in J&K.
Officials said that the encounter resumed today morning and one militant has been killed so far.
The BJP candidate getting elected to the Legislative Council from Valley happens to be its state vice president Sofi Yousuf.
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The alliance is running into rough weather over issues like Article 370 and AFSPA.
“I just wanted to show the people under what circumstances lower rung police staff performs its duties,” said activist Raman Sharma.
Three to four persons were found crossing the LoC in Poonch from the Pakistan side at 10.45 am.
New initiative by the Prime Minister Modi could lead to sustained and uninterrupted dialogue with Pakistan.
Several parents rushed to the school and took away their children and the school had to close down.
Qasim said Kashmiri Muslims are themselves playing a part in their own destruction.