SRINAGAR PC

FEWER TURN OUT FOR SRINAGAR LS SEAT VOTING

Yawar Shafi, Srinagar: For the Srinagar parliamentary seat less Voter turnout with only 15 percent of the electorate exercised their franchise, according to poll officials. A group of displaced Kashmiri migrants held a protest in Jammu after some of the members found their names missing in the voters’ list at a special polling station established for them.

Udhampur Lok Sabha constituency recorded 64.78 per cent polling, with Udhampur district registering the highest of 72.2 per cent till 5pm, poll officials said. In Srinagar Lok Sabha constituency, the highest 21 percent polling was recorded in Shia-dominated Budgam district till 5pm, officials said. Polling time concludes at 6 pm.
In the 2014 election, Srinagar witnessed the lowest voter turnout in the country at 25.86 percent.

SRINAGAR POLL

POLLING CONTINUES IN CONSTITUENCIES OF J&K

Yawar Shafi, Srinagar: Till 1pm, in four polling stations of Koolipora, Badubagh, Brarinambal and Nowpora area 219 votes were cast out of 2821 voters registered. In two polling stations of Nawa Kadal 2 votes were cast out of 1085 registered voters.

The turnout of Lok Sabha elections in Srinagar constituency still remains meagre. Clashes have been reported from several areas of Budgam: Chewdoora, Ratsun,Kawoosa, Kandoora, Berwah. Firing reported in Hafoora village of hadoora as protests continue.

The polling percentage till 1 pm is:

Ganderbal: 12.58%

Budgam: 11.43%

Srinagar: 4.81%

SRINAGAR POLL

SRINAGAR RECORDS LOW VOTING PERCENTAGE

Yawar Shafi, Srinagar: Srinagar has recorded A low percentage of voting till now. Over six per cent votes were polled till 9 am in Udhampur and Srinagar parliamentary seats of Jammu and Kashmir.

While the Udhampur seat recorded 8.6 per cent polling, the Srinagar-Budgam parliamentary seat recorded 1.23 per cent polling.

KASHMIR CLASH_ENG

CLASHES BREAK AMID POLLS IN SRINAGAR

Yawar Shafi, Srinagar: Clashes have broken out in Nasarullah Pora, Budgam. Government forces used tear-smoke shells to disperse protesters amid poll process. Stone-pelting incidents have also been reported from different parts of Budgam as well as in Pamposh Colony and Kreshabal Eidgah in Srinagar.

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OMAR AND FAROOQ ABDULLAH CAST THEIR VOTES: URGE FOR A SEPARATE GOVERNMENT

By a Staff Reporter: Top leaders are doing their part to set an example for citizens by casting their votes in the second phase of Lok Sabha elections.

Jammu & Kashmir National Conference chief Farooq Abdullah and president Omar Abdullah cast their votes at a polling station in Munshi Bagh Area in Srinagar LS constituency. Omar Abdullah urged the Centre and Election Commission to provide the people of the state, a separate elected government following the Lok Sabha polls claiming that it was their right.

POLL

ELIGIBLE VOTERS OVERCOME HURDLES TO EXERCISE RIGHTS

ANM News Desk:  Leaders and celebrities all over the country have urged citizens to cast their votes. Eligible voters are overcoming hurdles and challenges to exercise their rights.

Security forces in Bhagalpur, Bihar attended to aged voters enabling them to cast their votes. A soldier was seen carrying an elderly woman in his arms to the polling station in the state. While, in  the state of Jammu and Kashmir, a newly wed couple reached a polling station in Udhampur to cast their votes for the second phase of Lok Sabha elections.

KASHMIR EVM_ENG

AHEAD OF SRINAGAR LS POLLS, EVM MACHINES ALLOCATED TO ELECTORAL STAFF

Yawar Shafi, Srinagar: As Srinagar gears up for second phase of Lok Sabha polls scheduled for tomorrow, Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) has been hand out to the concerned polling staff prior to 24 hours of the voting day.

In Srinagar’s SP College these machines were distributed among staff of polls amid tight security measures. The college was guarded by heavily armed security forces.

KASHMIR SECURITY_ENG

SECURITY BEEFED UP IN SRINAGAR AHEAD OF LS POLLS

Yawar Shafi, Srinagar: Security has been beefed up across Central Kashmir comprising of Srinagar Budgam and Ganderbal ahead of Lok Sabha elections for Srinagar Parliamentary seat tomorrow.

Centre has already rushed additional companies to the Valley in order to ensure no untoward incident would take place during poll process.

For Srinagar lok sabha seat 12 candidates are in a fray which includes Three times Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah of NC , Khalid Jahangir of BJP, Agha Syed Mohsin of PDP and Irfan Raza Ansari of Peoples Conference.

KASHMIR HIGHWAY

HIGHWAY THROWN OPEN, NO BAN ON CIVILIAN MOVEMENT IN THE PRESENT DAY

Yawar Shafi, Srinagar: A mark of relief for common people as authorities have decided no ban on civilian movement on Jammu Srinagar national Highway for today.

A traffic police official said that the nodal agency, CRPF has telephonically informed that on 17/4/2019 there shall be no movement of the convoy on NHW -44.

SRINAGAR DC

IN DEPTH COVERAGE: SRINAGAR GEARS UP FOR LS POLLS AMID RECORD SECURITY MEASURES

Yawar Shafi, Srinagar: Central Kashmir which includes Srinagar, Budgam and Ganderbal districts gears up

for Lok Sabha polls for the second phase on 18 April. Deputy Commissioner Srinagar who is also holding the charge of Returning Officer Dr. Shahid Iqbal Chaudhary said that all arrangements have been put in place and for Srinagar all polling booths have been declared as “Hyper Sensitive”. In order not to violate MCC (Model Code of Conduct) flying squads statics surveillance and video close watch teams have been alerted.  Meanwhile in these three districts total 1700 polling stations have been established in which 857 polling stations on 408 locations have been set up in Srinagar. While as 13 lakh voters would cast their vote and 6.50 lakh voters belong to Srinagar alone.

 Meanwhile the candidates in the fray include:

Sheikh Khalid Jehangir of (Bharatiya Janata Party), Aga Syed Mohsin of (J&K Peoples Democratic Party), Abdul Rashid Ganie of (J&K National Panthers Party), Dr Farooq Abdullah of (Jammu and Kashmir National Conference), Showkat Hussain

Khan of (Janta Dal United), Abdul Khaliq Bhat of (Shiv Sena), Irfan Raza Ansari of (J&K Peoples Conference), Nazir Ahmad Lone of (Rashtriya Jankranti Party), Nazir Ahmad Sofi of (Manavadikar National Party), Bilal Sultan, Sajjad Ahmad Dar, Abdul Rashid Banday (All independents). The polling will be held on April 18, 2019. The voting hours have been fixed from 7 AM to 6 PM.