Web Desk: Elections in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK) saw the lowest voter turnout in the history of the region, reports 24 News HD.
Election turnout in re – polls through out the occupied territories stood at a shocking 2% of the overall voting population.
According to a foreign news agency, the elections were being held in all districts of the occupied territory starting from the 9th of April and were scheduled to continue until the mid of the month.
The occupying forces with the help of New Delhi’s puppet government in Srinagar had imposed section 144 in the city and had stationed at least 300 security personnel in each polling station.
The re-poll was ordered after major clashes erupted between residents and occupying forces on Sunday and were rescheduled to be held on Thursday. The sheer amount of people boycotting the polls and pelting stones at the occupying forces had forced the local authorities to postpone elections in many constituencies to the end of May.
The re – poll on Thursday saw an even smaller figure of votes than the figures on Sunday. A mere 709 votes were cast out of 35169 registered voters in Srinagar alone. Out of the total 38 polling stations, not a single vote was cast in 27 of them, rendering the poll’s meaningless.
The occupying forces have been trying to silence local populations from exposing the truth about India’s rule in Kashmir. Violence during polling exemplifies the fact that the people of Kashmir reject Indian authority and its make shift political initiatives.