Mahind: Kashmir village where no one voted

Dec 15th, 2014 | Category: Kashmir News

A village in Kashmir recorded no voting during the fourth phase of elections despite the government launching a major initiative to aware the residents about the benefits of voting.

Mahind village in Kashmir’s Bijbehara constituency recorded ‘zero’ voter turnout Sunday.

The authorities for days had ahead of the polls had carried out motivational initiatives under (SVEEP) Systematic Voters’ Education and Electoral Participation program.

Official sources said that not a single voter among 1545 registered electors throughout the day turned to exercise his franchise. They said that principal political National Conference and Peoples Democratic Party had not even sent their agents to polling booths which were setup in the government higher secondary school building.

According to officials two polling booths Mahind-A and Mahind-B were established for 1545 registered electors in higher secondary school building.

“Out of 756 voters none came to cast his vote neither any agent of any political party was present in polling booth,” a poll staff member of Mahind-A polling booth whishing anonymity said.

While as another staff member of Mahind-B also confirmed that none of the voter among 789 registered voters turned up. “Two PDP polling agents of a nearby Khiram village were present inside the polling booth for few hours and later they too left the polling booth when no voter turned up,” the official said.

Mahind located next to an army installation.

The village has not witnessed any visible development in past several years.

The village in recently held parliamentary elections also witnessed ‘zero’ percent voter turnout.

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