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Kashmir: EC cancels Anantnag by-elections over worsening law and order situation

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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.

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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.

IBNS

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