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Elections for Kashmir councils begin amid anti-India strike

Seattle Times Monday, 8 October 2018
SRINAGAR, India (AP) — The first phase of council elections has begun in Indian-controlled Kashmir amid tight security and a separatist-sponsored shutdown. Authorities deployed tens of thousands of additional soldiers in the already highly militarized region for the elections that are being held in four phases. Voter turnout was low Monday morning in Muslim-dominated areas […]
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News video: J&K municipal elections: Polling for first phase in 422 wards begins

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Jammu/Budgam (Jammu and Kashmir), Oct 8 (ANI): Amid terror threats and boycott calls by separatist groups and the two main regional parties, the National Conference (NC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), polling for the first phase of municipal elections in 422 of the 1,145 wards begun on...

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