At least eight people, including three women, were injured when police swung batons to quell anti-poll protests in Kupwara which went to the hustings in the third round of the Jammu and Kashmir assembly election on Sunday.
Soon after the polling commenced, hundreds of people took to the streets at Trehgam to protest holding of the election, official sources said.
"Police resorted to cane-charge to disperse the protesters who were chanting anti-government slogans," they said.
"Five people, three of them women, were injured in police action," the sources said.
Police also used force to scatter demonstrators protesting holding of the democratic exercise at Rawathpora, they said adding three received injuries in the baton-charge.
Five seats in Kupwara district went to polls on Sunday in the third leg of the seven-phased assembly election.