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J&K Assembly polls likely before Amarnath Yatra

IANS  |  Srinagar 

Assembly elections can take place ahead of the annual Amarnath that begins on July 1, state government sources said on Thursday.

"The general consensus is that the Assembly elections can be held with adequate security deployments before this year's Amarnath which begins on July 1," the sources said.

"There has been a re-thinking on holding the state Assembly polls. Three observers appointed by the are arriving here today (Thursday).

"The team will meet representatives of political parties, district level officers, the of Police."

The visit is taking place just five days after announced that the Assembly polls would not be held along with the Lok Sabha polls scheduled in five phases in the state.

The sources added that during a meeting in between and Satya Pal Malik, it was decided that security concerns of the state could be addressed after

The decision to delay the Assembly polls has been criticised by all political parties in the state, except the



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First Published: Thu, March 14 2019. 11:06 IST