Srinagar: The re-poll ordered by Election Commission of India in 38 polling stations of Srinagar Lok Sabha constituency, where the by-poll on April 9 was marred by violence, is underway Thursday amidst tight security arrangements.
The polling began at 7 am and will end at 4 pm.
All these polling stations are located in central Kashmir’s Budgam district, the worst-hit by violence during polling on Sunday.
Seven of the eight deaths in government forces firing during Sunday’s polling took place in Budgam district, especially in the areas where the Election Commission ordered to hold a re-poll on Tuesday.
Adequate arrangements of security and videography have been made for re-polling at the 38 polling stations.
The district administration has imposed restrictions under Section 144 CrPc in the entire Budgam district, except in the areas where polling is taking place.