In Occupied Kashmir, lowest voter turnout of less than 3 percent was noted during the final phase of sham Indian parliamentary election in Shopian and Pulwama districts.
According to Chief Electoral Officer Shailendra Kumar, the twin districts recorded a voter turnout of 2.81 percent with 300 out of 695 polling booths seeing no voting in election on Islamabad’s Lok Sabha seat.
However, independent sources say that the actual turnout is far less than officially stated 2.81 percent.
Fear, coupled with anger and alienation, were the main reasons for Kashmiris to stay away from polling in the twin districts.
Meanwhile, Indian authorities have invoked third draconian Public Safety Act against Tehreek-e-Hurriyat District Secretary Kulgam Mohammad Ramzan Sheikh who is detained at Kot Bhalwal Jail in Jammu.
After failing in finding any sound allegation against the Tehreek-e-Hurriyat leader, police labeled him as hardcore provocateur of stone pelting in its PSA dossier against him.