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 2014  Poll Facts 

The state of Jammu & Kashmir has six parliamentary constituencies of which one is in sparsely populated Ladakh, two in the Jammu region and three in the Kashmir Valley. The layout of the constituencies reflects the geography and the natural divisions of the state. Traditionally, voters in Ladakh turn out in large numbers to vote while the turnout in the Valley is generally low mainly because of terrorist threats and anti-poll campaigns carried out by separatist groups. The turnout in the Jammu region varies but is usually much higher than that of the Valley. A few quick electoral facts about the state are listed Here

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Major Intrusion Bid Foiled

Date: 22 July 2014
Even as Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh held a high level review of security scenario on Jammu borders with top brass of his Ministry officials along with senior officers of the BSF in the Union capital, security forces foiled another infiltration attempt by the militants along the International Border in Hiranagar sector of Kathua district this evening killing an infiltrator. The BSF was maintaining high alert on the IB in Hiranagar sector following inputs that other militants might still be hiding across the fencing and could make an attempt to sneak into this side.Alert jawans of the BSF opened firing on the infiltrators killing one of them on the spot. The other intruders dispersed on Pakistan side.
[courtesy: Daily Excelsior]

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