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Protesters attack polling stations in Badgam, Srinagar

Srinagar: In occupied Kashmir, angry protesters attacked many polling stations in Srinagar and Badgam districts and forced the polling staff to leave the stations.

A polling station in Doniwari village of Chadoora in Badgam district was ransacked, today. Youth entered the school building and destroyed the polling material. However, the polling staff was peacefully asked to leave. They also set a polling staff vehicle on fire.

Following the attack, the staff was shifted to a nearby Central Reserve Police Force camp.

Meanwhile, two of the three polling stations in Noorbagh area of Eidgah constituency in Srinagar were shutdown down after angry protesters attacked the premises from all sides. The designated polling stations were at Government Middle School Noorbagh, Wisdom school and Ismi Azam Public School.

The protesters first marched to government middle school and attacked it, compelling staff and forces guarding to leave the spot. The next destination of protesters was Wisdom public school and it too was attacked. The staff and forces left the spot. Then Islami Azam Public School was targeted.

On the other hand, an Electronic Voting machine (EVM) was damaged in Galwanpora village of Badgam. The polling station located at Middle School Galwanpora was attacked with stones by protesters.

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