Assembly Elections: Jammu and Kashmir

Voting with hope

Print edition : December 26, 2014

An elderly person comes out of a polling station after casting his vote in the second phase of the Assembly election, at Devsar Kulgam district in south Kashmir, on December 2. Photo: Nissar Ahmad

Chief Minister Omar Abdullah at an election rally In Beerwah Budgam in central Kashmir on November 20. Photo: Nissar Ahmad

Former separatist leader and chairman of the People's Conference, Sajjad Lone, in Handwara on November 30. Photo: Nissar Ahmad

Despite the separatists’ call for a boycott, the people of Kashmir turn out in large numbers to vote. Have issues of governance taken priority over political aspirations?
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