Srinagar: The Election Commission of India has cancelled the Anantnag parliamentary by-election scheduled for May 25 in view of deteriorating law and order situation in Kashmir valley.
“Political parties have requested for deferring the by-poll because of the prevailing law and order situation in the state while separatists have launched a campaign against participation of the public in the election,” an ECI official said.
Polling for the Anantnag Lok Sabha constituency, was initially scheduled for April 12.
However, it had to be postponed till May 25 following large-scale violence during the Srinagar Lok Sabha by-poll, held on April 9.
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