45 per cent votes polled in five assembly segments in Kupwara

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Kupwara, Nov 30 (UNI) About 45 per cent turnout of 3 lakh voters was recorded till 1400 hours in the five assembly constituencies, spread over this border district, amid unprecedented security arrangements and boycott call given by the Coordination Committee (CC), spearheading the anti-poll campaign in the valley.

The polling was so far peaceful, officials said.

The highest 55 per cent of polling was recorded in Kupwara followed by 52.79 per cent Karnah, 43 per cent Lolab, 37 per cent Handwara and 36 per cent Langate.

Earlier, the polling began on a very dull note with some polling stations in the Kupwara constituency having to wait over 30 minutes to get the first voter.

However, voters, including women, could be seen marching towards polling station in other constituencies, bordering Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK).

At some polling booths set up in Keran and Karnah, voters were waiting outside the booths before the start of the polling at 0800 hrs.

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