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Voting begins on sluggish note in Jammu and Kashmir

Wednesday, 7 May 2014 - 12:22pm IST | Agency: PTI

Voting began on a sluggish note in two Parliamentary constituencies of Jammu and Kashmir with only 4.5% voters coming out to cast their votes in the first two hours.

In Baramulla Lok Sabha constieuncy, only 3.63% voters had exercised their franchise in the first two hours of polling while in Bandipora district the figure stood at 2.3%.

Kupwara district, however, witnessed slightly better turnout of 5.00% during the corresponding period, an official spokesman said.

He said in Ladakh Parliamentary constituency, 6.1% of the electorate cast their votes till 9.00 AM in Leh district while Kargil district recorded a turnout of 5.00% so far.

While polling has been peaceful in Ladakh seat, there were several incidents of violence reported from various parts of Baramulla constituency including attacks on two pollings stations and a security forces camp, which left five security personnel injured since yesterday.

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