As voting for the first phase of Lok Sabha elections begun today for two seats in Jammu and Baramulla in Kashmir, two villages in the north region of Kashmir witnessed complete boycott.
Reports reaching here said that Brath village in Sopore town of Baramulla district and Bab-gund village in Handwara town of Kupwara district witnessed complete boycott and till afternoon only five votes were cast.
Officials on duty told news agency that in Babgund village people since morning boycotted and till this time only five voters cast their vote.
However, Brath village in Apple Town completely boycotted and till 2:30 PM, none of the votes was cast out of 830 votes.
An official told this reporter that the village so far witnessed complete boycott and out of 800 votes not a single vote was cast. Pertinently, several areas of this Apple Town witnessed low turnout till this report was filed.
Meanwhile, a complete shutdown is being observed in parts of Kashmir on Hurriyat call. (GNS)