LS polls : Sopore’s Brath , Handwara’s Babgund witness complete boycott


Handwara, As voting for first phase of Lok Sabha elections begun today for two seats in Jammu and Baramulla in Kashmir, two villages in nortehrn region of Kashmir witnessed complete boycott.

Reports reaching GNS said that Brath village in Sopore town of Baramula district and Bab-gund village in Handwara town of Kupwara district witnessed complete boycott and till afternoon only five votes were casted.

Officials on duty told GNS that in Babgund village people since morning boycotted and till this time only five voters casted their vote.

However, Brath village in Apple Town completely boycotted and till 2 :30 PM, none of vote was casted out of 830 votes.

An official told this reporter that the village so far witnessed complete boycott and out of 800 votes not a single vote was casted.

Pertinently, several areas of this Apple Town witnessed low turnout till this report was filed.

Meanwhile a complete shutdown is being observed in parts of Kashmir on Hurriyat call. (GNS)