Polling For Legislative Council Seats In Kashmir Gets Underway : News Photo

Polling For Legislative Council Seats In Kashmir Gets Underway

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BUDGAM, KASHMIR, INDIA - DECEMBER 03: Kashmiri Muslim village heads search their names in election papers before casting their votes during state's legislative council election on December 03, 2012 in Budgam, west of Srinagar, Indian Administered Kashmir. Village heads in Indian-administered Kashmir voted for their representatives in the state's legislative council after 38 years today. These grass root workers are represented by four people in the council- the lower house of Kashmir assembly. This year the village heads were attacked by unidentified gunmen in the conflict torn region. Many resigned from their post after at least 10 village heads were killed in attacks. Today's polling saw long queues despite the resistance leadership calling for a boycott. But the biggest militant group in the region- the Hizbul Mujahideen- had refrained from calling a boycott saying the polling was necessary for daily administration of the state. (Photo by Yawar Nazir/Getty Images)
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BUDGAM, KASHMIR, INDIA - DECEMBER 03: Kashmiri Muslim village heads search their names in election papers before casting their votes during state's legislative council election on December 03, 2012 in Budgam, west of Srinagar, Indian Administered Kashmir. Village heads in Indian-administered Kashmir voted for their representatives in the state's legislative council after 38 years today. These grass root workers are represented by four people in the council- the lower house of Kashmir assembly. This year the village heads were attacked by unidentified gunmen in the conflict torn region. Many resigned from their post after at least 10 village heads were killed in attacks. Today's polling saw long queues despite the resistance leadership calling for a boycott. But the biggest militant group in the region- the Hizbul Mujahideen- had refrained from calling a boycott saying the polling was necessary for daily administration of the state. (Photo by Yawar Nazir/Getty Images)
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