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Special observers for J&K submit report to EC

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The three special observers appointed by the to determine when assembly elections can be held in have submitted their report to the poll body, sources said Tuesday.

has been under President's rule since December 19, 2018. It was necessitated at the end of the six-month period under Governor's rule imposed on June 19, 2018, after the fell in June last year.

While announcing Lok Sabha polls on March 10, had said that assembly elections in the state will not be held along with

He had cited constraints in availability of central forces, other logistics and recent incidents of violence as reasons for the decision to hold only Lok Sabha polls in the state.

The observers appointed by the EC included retired Noor Mohammad, former deputy EC Vinod Zutshi and retired A S Gill.

They had met various stakeholders in the state and the Centre before finalising their report.

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First Published: Tue, April 16 2019. 23:15 IST