People in Kashmir have reposed faith in democracy: Governor VohraDecember 24th, 2008 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Dec 24 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Governor N.N. Vohra Wednesday complimented the people of Jammu and Kashmir for “reiterating their faith in democracy despite constraints, difficulties and threats”.”Democracy has triumphed yet again,” Vohra said, as the more than one-month-long polling exercise ended peacefully.
The seven-phase voting in the governor ruled state began Nov 17. On an average, each round saw 60 percent of voting in the troubled state.
The governor in a press statement described the high voter turnout as a “clear victory of the large majority who wish the restoration of peace and normalcy”.
He said the people had evinced their clear unwillingness to be taken for granted or exploited and pushed around in the name of region or religion.
The governor had a good reason for personal satisfaction over the successful completion of the staggered elections in Jammu and Kashmir.
On taking over the reins of the state administration July 10 after Congress-led government was toppled, he had promised to the people that the elections will be held on time and that these would be free and fair.