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Jammu & Kashmir steps out to vote for second phase of Assembly elections

The second phase of the five-phased state elections is being held on Tuesday which will seal the fate of 175 candidates, including deputy speaker, four ministers and 11 other sitting MLAs.

Kashmiris walk towards a polling station to cast their votes on a cold and foggy morning in Kulangham, some 68 kilometers north of Srinagar. (Source: AP Photo)

The five phased voting is scheduled to be held till December 20 with the results expected on December 23. (Source: AP Photo)

Paramilitary soldier stand guard as Kashmiris wait to cast their votes outside a polling station in Handwara. (Source: AP Photo)

Soldiers stand guard as Kashmiri women wait to cast their vote outside a polling station in Handwara. (Source: AP Photo)

Former Separatist leader Sajjad Lone and various sitting and former legislators are in fray. (Source: AP Photo)

Soldiers stand guard as Kashmiri women wait to cast their vote outside a polling station in Handwara. (Source: AP Photo)

An election officer checks the identity of a Kashmiri woman before letting her proceed to cast her vote at a polling station in Kulangham.(Source: AP Photo)

Intensified security arrangements have been put in place for the second phase of Assembly polls in view of spurt in incidents of terrorist attacks during the past one week. (Source: AP Photo)