J&K civic body polls: Voting underway in 384 wards in second phase, mobile internet suspended in South Kashmir

10 October 2018, 01:30 PM
LIVE | LIVE | J&K civic body polls: Voting underway in 384 wards in 2nd phase
LIVE | LIVE | J&K civic body polls: Voting underway in 384 wards in 2nd phase

Polling in the second phase of the four-phase local civic body elections in Jammu and Kashmir began at 6 am on Wednesday amid high security The second phase will cover a total of 384 wards spanning 13 districts across the state – seven of which are in the Valley, officials said. As many as 1,000 candidates are in the fray. Mobile Internet services have been suspended in South Kashmir. Mobile Internet speed has been reduced to 2G in other parts of the Valley. Owing to the low voter count in the first phase on Monday, timings for voting were changed to 6 am to 4 pm from the earlier 7 am to 4 pm so that more people can come out and vote. This is the first time in 13 years that the state is holding local civic body polls.

Here are the LIVE updates:

#8:24 am: People queue up outside a polling booth in Udhampur.

#8:02 am: Visuals from a polling booth in Bandipora.

#7:56 am: Visuals from a polling booth in Srinagar's Lawaypora.

#7:25 am: Visuals from a polling station in Katra.

#7:20 am: Visuals from a polling station in Reasi.

#6:25 am: An 84-year-old woman arrives at a polling station in Reasi to cast her vote in the second phase of urban local bodies elections.

#6:20 am: Visuals from a polling station in Udhampur; voting for 384 wards in the second phase of urban local bodies elections began at 6 am. 

First Published: Wednesday, October 10, 2018 08:37 AM
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