Jammu & Kashmir

Deserted booths

Print edition : May 24, 2019

A policeman aims at protesters during the fourth phase of the general election in Khudwani village in Kulgam District in Kashmir on April 29. Photo: Nissar Ahmad

Mohammad Yousuf outside his home in Monghama village, Pulwama. His son, Owais Najar, aged 18, was among seven civilians killed in gunfire by the security forces on December 2018. Photo: Anando Bhakto

A staggering 85 per cent of the electorate has kept away from voting in the first two phases of the Lok Sabha election in Anantnag, and this must be seen as a rejection of the Centre’s policies on Kashmir.

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