Srinagar bypolls: Re-polling in 38 stations on April 13

RSTV Bureau
Youth throw stones on Security forces during clashes in Srinagar on Sunday.

Youth throw stones on Security forces during clashes in Srinagar on Sunday.

Fresh elections will be held in 38 polling stations of the Srinagar Lok Sabha constituency on Thursday, April 13, which saw unprecedented poll-day violence on April 9.

Amid polling day violence, only 7 per cent of voter turnout was recorded.

The 38 polling stations are spread across five assembly segments of the parliamentary constituency.

While 16 polling stations or booths are located in Chadoora, eight are in Budgam, five in Beerwah, one in Khan Sahib and eight in Chararisharief.

The polling stations are based in 30 locations or buildings across Srinagar.

Violence had marred polling in the by-elections and eight persons had died and several others were injured in the firing by security forces. Mob rampaged across several parts of the constituency on Sunday.

Almost 70 per cent of the polling booths in Budgam district were abandoned by the polling staff due to the spate of violent protests in several areas, officials said.

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

(With inputs from PTI)