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“The canada goose premium outlet tentative voter turnout for the Srinagar Lok Sabha constituency is 6.5 per cent,” Jammu and Kashmir Chief Electoral Officer Shantmanu told reporters at the conclusion of polling. However, the revised figure issued later in the evening put canada goose outlet germany the voter turnout at 7.14 per cent of the 12.61 lakh electorate.

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The state’s former chief minister and National Conference stalwart Farooq Abdullah, who had lost the seat in the 2014 election, is locked in a straight fight with ruling People’s Democratic Party Nazir Ahmad Khan even though there are seven other candidates in the fray.

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“There were more than 200 incidents of violence in the constituency, mostly in Budgam district, which included stone pelting, petrol bomb attacks, setting ablaze of a polling station, some vehicles and attempt to burn canada goose outlet in montreal two other polling stations,” Shantmanu said.

“It was not a good day as you know. Six lives were lost in these incidents of violence. 17 civilians were injured, while over 100 paramilitary and police personnel also sustained injuries,” he said.

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Army was called out to help security forces quell a rampaging mob which threw stones and hurled petrol bombs to set a polling booth ablaze in the Ganderbal district of the constituency.

Hundreds of protestors stormed a polling station at Pakherpora in Chrar e Sharief area of Budgam district and ransacked a building housing a polling booth, officials said, adding the security forces fired several warning rounds to disperse the mob, which did not relent.

Six persons were injured in the firing, of whom two, 20 year old Mohammad Abbas and 15 year old Faizaan Ahmad Rather, succumbed to bullet wounds.

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A youth, Adil Farooq, succumbed to multiple pellet injuries in the Magam town, about 20 kms from Srinagar. One Aqib Wani was shot dead as police opened fire on a crowd of protestors in the Beerwah area in the afternoon.

National Conference working president Omar Abdullah said in his 20 year political career he had never seen such a bad enviroment for elections.

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