One killed in anti-election protest in SrinagarDecember 13th, 2008 - 11:17 pm ICT by ANI
Srinagar, Dec. 13 (ANI): A protestor was killed and six, including three policemen, were injured in clashes between the anti- election protestors and the security personnel during the fifth phase of the seven phased state assembly polls Kashmir here on Saturday.
According to sources, a 20-year youth succumbed to his wounds in Quil Pulwama village, some 40 kilometers from here.
Police opened fire in the air to disperse the demonstrators who reportedly pelted them with stones.
The demonstrators said they were holding peaceful protest march.
An eyewitness, Inayat Ahmad said, “We carried a peaceful anti-election protest march. Security Forces opened fire on us, in which five youth. one has died and some are admitted in Pulwama hospital.”
Security forces had to fire and lob teargas shells to disperse the violent protesters who were trying to march towards the Pulwama District headquarters to disrupt polling.
Polling for 11 constituencies spread over three districts in Jammu region and Kashmir valley was held for the 87-member assembly.
The seven-phased poling in Jammu and Kashmir is to replace central rule imposed after the Congress party-led coalition government fell in July over a Hindu shrine land transfer row. The results will be declared on December 28.(ANI)
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