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Local body polls: Omar criticises Centre's handling of Kashmir

Press Trust of India  |  Srinagar 

Saturday criticised the Centre's handling of Kashmir, seeking reasons for the all-time low in the ongoing urban local body polls.

"From the highest turnouts since 1987 in 2014 to the lowest turnouts ever recorded in 2018 why is the able to get away with its disastrous handing of almost unquestioned?" Omar asked on his handle.

Most of the assembly segments in witnessed a in excess of 25 per cent with the Sonawar assembly seat recording nearly 45 per cent poll percentage.

However, the in in the first three phases of the ongoing civic polls has failed to touch the double-digit figure.

The first phase recorded the highest (6.2 per cent) turnout so far, while the second and third phases have recorded 2.3 and 1.8 per cent, respectively.

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First Published: Sat, October 13 2018. 18:40 IST