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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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Eid Congregations Turn Into Pro-Palestine Rallies

Date: 30 July 2014
Several congregations to mark the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr, a festival marking the end of the Islamic month of Ramzan, turned into pro-Palestine rallies in Kashmir valley on Tuesday, forcing security forces to use tear-smoke shells. The biggest rally was held at Srinagar's Eidgah ground, spread over several acres, where hundreds of people raised Palestinian flags after the Eid prayers and raised anti-Israel slogans in the wake of an Israeli onslaught on Gaza that has left at least 1,100 Palestinians dead. Security forces, deployed in large numbers, disallowed the procession and used tear-smoke shells. Fearing violent rallies, authorities had placed most top separatist leaders under house arrest.
[courtesy: Hindustan Times]

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