Kashmiris slap India with election turnout as low as 2.3% in Srinagar

Kashmiris slap India with election turnout as low as 2.3% in Srinagar
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SRINAGAR - Kahsmiris slapped India with a turnout as low as 2.3 percent in the sham elections in occupied Kashmir.

Srinagar City recorded lowest ever voter turnout in any election, in the second phase of the ongoing urban local bodies polls in Jammu and Kashmir.

As per the state poll panel figures, a meagre 2.3 per cent of the 1.78 lakh city voters stepped out to cast their votes.

It was the lowest voter turn out in any election in Srinagar City, which has shown more inclination towards abstention from the electoral process since the eruption of militancy in the state in 1989.

In the Lok Sabha bypolls for Srinagar parliamentary constituency held in April 2017, the voter turnout was marginally higher than seven per cent.

In the 2nd phase of municipal polls Wednesday, two wards -- Syed Ali Akbar and Tankipora -- recorded less than 10 votes.

Only eight of the 10,371 voters cast their votes in Tankipora while nine out of 7,784 voters exercised their franchise in Syed Ali Akbar ward.

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