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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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Time Not Right For AFSPA Withdrawal

Date: 24 July 2014
The Central government today said time was 'not appropriate' for withdrawal of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) from Jammu and Kashmir. Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju, in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha, said the issue was raised by Chief Minister Omar Abdullah during the conference of chief ministers on internal security on June 5 last year. Rijiju said, 'The Chief Minister raised the issue of withdrawal of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act from the state in a phased-manner, beginning from the areas which have been free from militancy for quite some time.' '
[courtesy: The Tribune]

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