Four generations of a family vote together in Srinagar

May 7th, 2009 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS  

Srinagar, May 7 (IANS) In a rare spectacle, four generations of a family - from a 100-year-old woman to her 25-year-old great grandson - turned out together to exercise their franchise at a polling station in the Srinagar Lok Sabha constituency Thursday.
They voted at the Raira Yach polling station in the Khansahib assembly segment of the constituency.

Villagers in the central Kashmir village watched amazed when Fata Bhatti, 100, came to vote accompanied by her son, Qadir Bhatti, 70, grandson, Rashid Bhatti, 50, and great grandson, Gula Bhatti, 25.

The four generations of the Bhatti family entered the polling station together in the morning and cast their votes, inspiring other villagers who followed the suit.

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