Re-polling on 38 stations of Srinagar Lok Sabha constituency on April 13: ECI

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

New Delhi [India], Apr. 11 (ANI): The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Tuesday announced re-polling on 38 polling stations of Srinagar Lok Sabha constituency on April 13. The by-polls of Srinagar Parliamentary constituency were held on April 9 amidst multiple incidences of violence resulting in the killing of seven civilians and injuring many. The Chief Electoral Officer Jammu and Kashmir Shantmanu said that re-polling would be held at 38 violence-hit polling stations. At least seven civilians were killed during clashes with the security forces in various areas of central Kashmir's Budgam district on April 9. Large spread violence was reported from Budgam area in central Kashmir, which is a part of the three districts voting in the elections - Srinagar, Budgam and Ganderbal. Reports suggest polling stations were attacked and EVM machines were also vandalised at many places. Severe clashes were reported from Delwan and Chadoora area where two people lost their lives. Locals said a group of boys tried to attack a polling station, but the security forces opened fire resulting in the two casualties. Three others were injured in the incident. A similar incident was reported in Beerwah area where another person lost his life during the clashes. The violence affected the overall voting percentage recording 7.2 percent voter turnout. (ANI)