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J K Panchayat polls: People vote for peace and development

Despite calls for boycott and terror threats, the people of Jammu and Kashmir have come out to exercise their electoral franchise in support of development in the ongoing first phase of the Panchayat elections on Saturday.People standing in serpentine queues outside the polling booths, especially in Balhama, Uri, Udhampur, Ganderbal, Manjakote and Panjgrain blocks, said that braving all obstacles are worth for the vote for development .Speaking to ANI, Pervaiz Iqbal, a voter from Manjakote Block said that the people are casting their votes in order to strengthen democracy and bring peace in the region. People living near the border areas want peace and development in the region. From the past couple of years, we are reeling under violence due to Pakistan s firing across the LoC. This time people want Sarpanches to exercise all their rights and work for the welfare of the people. Another voter named Azir Mohamad was of the view that Panchayat polls are imperative for strengthening ...

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