Srinagar bypoll: Violence mars election as protesters, security forces clash

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Member of Gujjar community shows his ink marked finger after casting vote, outside a polling station in Baba Nagri area in Kangan, some 50 km from Srinagar.

Member of Gujjar community shows his ink marked finger after casting vote, outside a polling station in Baba Nagri area in Kangan, some 50 km from Srinagar.

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Women come out from a polling station after casting their vote for Srinagar Parliamentary constituency of Jammu and Kashmir at Budgam in Srinagar on Sunday. (S Irfa / PTI)

Women come out from a polling station after casting their vote for Srinagar Parliamentary constituency of Jammu and Kashmir at Budgam in Srinagar on Sunday. (S Irfa / PTI)

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Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Farooq Abdullah is contesting the Srinagar seat that fell vacant after the resignation of Peoples Democratic Party leader Tariq Hameed Karra during last year’s unrest following the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani.

Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Farooq Abdullah is contesting the Srinagar seat that fell vacant after the resignation of Peoples Democratic Party leader Tariq Hameed Karra during last year’s unrest following the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani.

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A Kashmir election officer,checks electronic voting machines during a distribution of election material at a local school in Srinagar. (Waseem Andrabi / HT Photo)

A Kashmir election officer,checks electronic voting machines during a distribution of election material at a local school in Srinagar. (Waseem Andrabi / HT Photo)

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An election official marks the finger of a voter inside a polling station in Baba Nagri area in Kangan, some 50 km from Srinagar.

An election official marks the finger of a voter inside a polling station in Baba Nagri area in Kangan, some 50 km from Srinagar.

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Five people were killed in clashes between security forces and protesters on Sunday - the day the Srinagar parliamentary constituency went to polls to choose its candidate for the parliament. (TAUSEEF MUSTAFA / AFP)

Five people were killed in clashes between security forces and protesters on Sunday - the day the Srinagar parliamentary constituency went to polls to choose its candidate for the parliament. (TAUSEEF MUSTAFA / AFP)

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Kashmiri election staff sit inside an empty polling station in Srinagar on April 9, 2017. In Srinagar district, some polling booths reported zero polling, traditional high-voting areas like Zadibal and Khanyar witnessed not more than a few percent of votes. (Tauseef MUSTAFA / AFP)

Kashmiri election staff sit inside an empty polling station in Srinagar on April 9, 2017. In Srinagar district, some polling booths reported zero polling, traditional high-voting areas like Zadibal and Khanyar witnessed not more than a few percent of votes. (Tauseef MUSTAFA / AFP)

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Women stand in a queue as they wait to cast their vote outside a polling station in Baba Nagri area in Kangan, some 50 km from Srinagar. (Waseem Andrabi / Ht photo)

Women stand in a queue as they wait to cast their vote outside a polling station in Baba Nagri area in Kangan, some 50 km from Srinagar. (Waseem Andrabi / Ht photo)

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An injured being examined by medical staff in a ward at a hospital in Srinagar. The violence in the other districts was reported despite stringent security arrangements across the Valley. (Tauseef MUSTAFA / AFP)

An injured being examined by medical staff in a ward at a hospital in Srinagar. The violence in the other districts was reported despite stringent security arrangements across the Valley. (Tauseef MUSTAFA / AFP)

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A government employee takes out electronic voting machines at a local school in Srinagar. (Waseem Andrabi / HT Photo)

A government employee takes out electronic voting machines at a local school in Srinagar. (Waseem Andrabi / HT Photo)

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Hundreds of protesters charged into voting booths in the Budgam district . Five civilians were killed when security forces opened fire at a crowd of protestors allegedly throwing stones at troops engaged in a counter-insurgency raid. (Tauseef MUS)

Hundreds of protesters charged into voting booths in the Budgam district . Five civilians were killed when security forces opened fire at a crowd of protestors allegedly throwing stones at troops engaged in a counter-insurgency raid. (Tauseef MUS)

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Paramilitary soldiers stands guard during distribution of election material outside a local college in Srinagar . (Dar Yasin / AP)

Paramilitary soldiers stands guard during distribution of election material outside a local college in Srinagar . (Dar Yasin / AP)

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The violence affected the overall voting percentage in the valley. (TAUSEEF MUSTAFA / AFP)

The violence affected the overall voting percentage in the valley. (TAUSEEF MUSTAFA / AFP)

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An injured man shouts anti India slogans outside a hospital in Srinagar, Indian. (Mukhtar Khan /AP)

An injured man shouts anti India slogans outside a hospital in Srinagar, Indian. (Mukhtar Khan /AP)

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Indian security forces clash with Kashmiri protestors near a polling station. The incidents of violence were reported despite stringent security arrangements across the Valley. (TAUSEEF MUSTAFA / AFP)

Indian security forces clash with Kashmiri protestors near a polling station. The incidents of violence were reported despite stringent security arrangements across the Valley. (TAUSEEF MUSTAFA / AFP)

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