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Re polling begins in Srinagar for 38 polling stations

 2017-04-13 06:42:18.0

Re polling begins in Srinagar for 38 polling stations

Tahlka News Bureau
New Delhi: Re polling in Srinagar over Lok Sabha constituency began at 7am amid tight security. The re polling will occured at 38 polling stations in srinagar. Violence had blemish the polling in the by election in which eight people had lost their lives where the EC of india had ordered for re polling. several people have injured in the firing by security forces on rampage in various parts of the constituency.

Seven of the eight deaths in security forces firing took place in Budgam district, especially in the areas where the Election Commission ordered to hold a repoll on Tuesday.

According to returning officer Farooq A Lone, no polling station has been changed. "The polling stations will be located at the places they earlier existed. Security was the main concern on the polling day and that is the only aspect being taken care of more seriously this time. Otherwise, everything is the same," Lone said.

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The polling stations are located in central Kashmir's Budgam district, the worst-hit by violence during the polling on Sunday.

Re-poll was ordered in 38 polling stations of Chadoora, Chrar-e-Sharief, Khansahib and Beerwah tehsils of Budgam district where violence had disrupted the process on Sunday.

Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Jammu and Kashmir, Shantmanu on Wednesday reviewed the arrangements for the repoll at a high level meeting convened here.


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