Karnah: As large numbers of voters were seen in many polling stations across Jammu and Kashmir during the first phase of maiden District Development Council (DDC) polls, the polling station in north Kashmir’s Jabdi village of Karnah tehsil wore a deserted look throughout the day where zero per cent of polling has been recorded.
According to data revealed by the office of the Returning Officer13-Tangdar DDC Kupwara, it shows zero percentage of polling in Jabdi village of north Kashmir’s Kupwara during phase-I.
Among 336 votes, 175 were men while 165 were women, however, no vote was cast till the end.
Earlier on November 24, locals of Jabdi village protested against the authorities for ignoring their miseries and hardships.
During the protest, the villagers had pledged that they would not cast their ballots as authorities have left the entire population of the village at the mercy of Army.
Residents had said that they are unable to venture out without valid permission from local Brigade Commander.
“We cannot even meet our relatives during even and odd times without the permission of Army”, locals had said while talking to KNS, adding, “Since Article 370 was abolished, the border skirmishes between India and Pakistan have multiplied their miseries.
They had said if their demands will not be addressed, the entire village will boycott the upcoming DDC elections and they just proved it on Saturday. (KNS)