At 110, they were among early voters in J-K
Sukh Devi and Jamal Din, both aged 110, braved the biting cold to be among the early voters in the fourth phase of Jammu and Kashmir assembly polls on Sunday.india Updated: Dec 07, 2008 15:55 IST
Sukh Devi and Jamal Din, both aged 110, braved the biting cold to be among the early voters in the fourth phase of Jammu and Kashmir assembly polls on Sunday.
While Sukh Devi voted in Mahore-I polling station in Gulmbgarh constituency, the Kohsar polling booth in Chenani constituency saw first-time voter Kilasho Devi as the first to exercise her franchise.
Physically challenged Kaku Ram was also among the early voters in Kohsar station.
At 63-Paratmoila polling station in Gool-Arnas, Jamal Din was among those who braved the fog and morning chill to come out to cast their votes soon after polling opened. He was brought to the booth by his family members.
The six constituencies of Reasi and Udhampur districts saw heavy turnout in the first hour of polling.
Long queues of voters, with a large number of women eagerly awaiting their turn, were seen in Gool-Arnas.
Durgu Devi, 97, cast her vote at the 21-A Sudhmahadev polling station in Chenani constituency.
First Published: Dec 07, 2008 15:50 IST