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Kashmiris brave cold weather to cast vote in phase 3 of polling in J-K

The phase three polling began in Jammu and Kashmir amid high security. Polling is taking place in the Valley in the backdrop of recent militant attacks.

The phase three polling began in Jammu and Kashmir amid high security. Polling took place in the Valley in the backdrop of recent militant attacks. (Source: Express photo by Shuaib Masoodi)

Braving cold weather, nearly 12 per cent of the electorate today exercised their franchise in the first two hours of voting in 16 constituencies of Jammu and Kashmir. (Source: Express photo by Shuaib Masoodi)

About 13 lakh voters cast their votes across Budgam, Pulwama and Baramulla districts of the state. (Source: Express photo by Shuaib Masoodi)

Kashmiris stand in queue to cast their votes outside a polling station in Beerwah Budgam district. (Source: Express photo by Shuaib Masoodi)

In Beerwah, Omar Abdullah was up against the Congress’s Nazir Ahmad Khan and the PDP’s sitting legislator Dr Mohammad Shafi. (Source: Express photo by Shuaib Masoodi)

The voting continued amidst high security. (Source: Express photo by Shuaib Masoodi)

Kashmiri women stand in a queue to cast their votes in Charar Sharief, south west of Srinagar. (Source: Express Photo by Shuaib Masoodi)

A CRPF person stands guard as Kashmiri villagers stand in a queue to cast their votes in Chadoora, south west of Srinagar. (Source: Express Photo by Shuaib Masoodi)

Jammu & Kashmir recorded 58% voter turnout. (Source: Express Photo by Shuaib Masoodi)