3 votes polled in 9 booths of Soura after nightlong clashes

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Srinagar: Only three votes have been polled at nine polling booths in Soura area of the city, where government forces and anti-poll protesters fought nightlong clashes.

At the Ramzana high school Soura, where 9 polling booths have been set up, only three votes have been polled till 10:00 am, officials told Kashmir Reader.

All three votes have been polled at the booth of Dawood Colony Nowshera. In other eight booths, not a single vote has been cast till 10:00 am.

Anchar and Soura localities witnessed violent night protests over the conduct of municipal polls. Government forces had to use tear smoke shells to chase away the protesters, witnesses told Kashmir Reader.