Eight people killed in Kashmir violence on bye election polling day

Unrest in Kashmir

At least eight people were killed and over 100 security personnel were injured in clashes between protesters and security forces during polling for Srinagar Lok Sabha seat on Sunday.Security forces fired at protesters who were trying to disrupt voting in at least eight booths across the Valley. At several other booths, protesters were pushed back without resorting to firing.

At least six polling booths were abandoned by security forces and polling staff due to hostile environment. The violence led to an abysmally low voter turnout of 7.17 percent. Breakup of poll percentage : Srinagar district-3.84, Budgam-8.82, Ganderbal 14.71.

Dead have been identified as :

1. Faizan (Dalwan),
5.Adil (Kawoosa),
6.Aqib Wani @Aqeel (Churmujru, Beerwa)

7. Umar Farooq Ganai of Barsoo, Ganderbal