SRINAGAR - A shamefully low turnout was witnessed in the sham elections conducted in Occupied Kashmir by Indian authorities.
Only 1.8 per cent of electorate cast their votes in the first four hours of polling in Occupied Kashmir during the fourth and final phase of urban bodies elections Tuesday, officials said, PTI has reported.
In Srinagar Municipal Corporation, only 3,997 of the 2.42 lakh voters cast their votes in 24 wards so far, the officials said.
They said the turnout was better in Ganderbal where 6.2 per cent of the 8,908 voters exercised their franchise during the same period.
Polling began at 6 am amidst stringent security arrangements at 308 polling stations in the twin districts of Srinagar and Ganderbal. It would end at 4 pm.