J&K polls: Clashes in nearly dozen places during polling

Srinagar: Workers of rival political parties today clashed at nearly a dozen places during polling in Srinagar and Anantnag districts of Kashmir Valley.

Security personnel intervened in all the incidents and the violence did not impact the polling which went on uninterrupted, officials said, adding no major casualty was reported.

  J&K polls: Clashes in nearly dozen places during polling

A woman getting her finger after casting her vote during the 4th Phase of the J&K Assembly Election at a polling station in the Anantnag district of Jammu on Sunday. PTI

The activists of Peoples Democratic Party and Congress used 'kangris' (fire pots used by Kashmiris to keep themselves warm) as missiles during a brawl outside a polling station at Dooru constituency in Anantnag district, an official said.

Police and paramilitary forces deployed at the polling stations immediately swung into action and chased away the mobs.

No one was injured in the clashes, the official said.

Minor clashes were also reported between the workers of National Conference and Peoples Democratic Party in Khanyar and Eidgah constituencies of summer capital Srinagar.

Clashes were also reported between activists of National Conference and Lok Jan Shakti party at Habbakadal and Congress and National Conference workers at Bemina in Batmaloo constituency, the official said.

However, police and paramilitary forces intervened and managed to maintain law and order, the official said.


Updated Date: Dec 14, 2014 18:15:25 IST