J&K Assembly polls: 6 votes polled in Afzal's village during third phase

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Srinagar, Dec 10: Only six persons cast their votes in Afzal Guru's Jageer Ghat village in Sopore district of Jammu & Kashmir on Tuesday.

This clearly reflects the boycott mood in the village which was heavily guarded by paramilitary forces for the Assembly polls. In the General elections early this year, not a single person turned up to vote.

File photo of Afzal Guru

Afzal Guru convicted in 2003 Parliament attack case, was hanged secretly in Tihar jail on February 9 last year. His hanging had triggered massive protests across the Valley.

According to India Today report, till closing hours of polling on Tuesday, only six persons cast their vote out of total of 468 votes.

Overall, a 58 per cent voter turnout was recorded in the third phase of the Assembly polls in the State on Tuesday. Voters in 16 constituencies defied Separatists' call to boycott the polls.

Reports say that posters of the militant outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba surfaced in various parts of north Kashmir's Sopore, warning people to not participate in elections.

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