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JK: Polling on amid heavy security
Mukhtar Ahmad In Srinagar | December 17, 2008 09:45 IST
Last Updated: December 17, 2008 20:15 IST
A total of 60 percent voter turnout was registered in the 16 constituencies of
This was stated by the
However, groups of anti-poll protestors came out in various localities of Anantnag town shouting pro-freedom slogans.
The protestors were later chased away by the police and paramilitary, Central Reserve Police Force using baton charges.
Former state chief minister, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed who is also the patron of the People's Democratic Party is contesting elections from the Anantnag constituency where he is pitted against National Conference provincial president, Mirza Mehboob Beigh.
The state authorities had imposed strict curfew like restriction in capital
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