Kashmir gets ready for elections

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Samba, Apr 13 (ANI): As part of poll reparations, election officials have set up an alternative polling booths in a village near the India-Pakistan border in Samba sector of Jammu and Kashmir as a precautionary measure.

About 60 alternative polling booths have been set up along the Line of Control (LoC) as a precautionary measure."Suppose some disruptive activity happens on poll day, ceasefire is not maintained and there is a need to shift, so we identify a building well in advance and share the information with political parties as well. Everyone remains aware that villagers of this particular village will go and cast their votes in that particular building during emergency situation," said B.R. Sharma, Chief Election Commissioner, Jammu and Kashmir.

As per reports, emergency polling booths have been set up after warning received from the intelligence agencies of firing or infiltration bids, from across the border at LoC to disrupt the polling process.

Poll preparations are also in full swing in the region going to polls during the first phase on April 16.

"For the benefit of the villagers, the government has set up two polling station now. Since border is nearby, one more polling booth has been set up," said Balbir Singh, a village head. By Tahir Nadeem Khan (ANI)

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