Are elections in J&K a rebuff to separatists or a farce?

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  • Updated: Sep 18, 2002 11:03 IST
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  Pakistan:  Elections in J&K has been a farce with security forces coercing the locals to cast their votes. The sham elections have been rejected by the people of Kashmir as some areas registered  very low polling.    India: Polling to the first phase of elections in J&K has been peaceful. Local residents have defied terrorist threats and voluntarily cast their votes in an apparent rebuff to Pakistan.    

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