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The deferment also came after the CEO had issued notifications for the first two phases, scheduled to commence from March 5.(AP)

Fear of violence during Trump’s visit may have pushed back J-K panchayat polls

By Harinder Baweja | Hindustan times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 21, 2020 04:51 PM IST
The sudden deferment was announced late on Tuesday night through a notification issued by the chief electoral officer (CEO), Shailendra Kumar. “Credible inputs from the law enforcement agencies” were cited as the reason for the postponement of the polls that had been announced on February 13.
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Ganderbal: Voters leave after casting their vote as security personnel stands guard at a polling station during the second phase of Panchayat elections at Kangan, in Gandrebal district, Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018. ( PTI Photo/S Irfan)(PTI11_20_2018_000053B)(PTI)
Ganderbal: Voters leave after casting their vote as security personnel stands guard at a polling station during the second phase of Panchayat elections at Kangan, in Gandrebal district, Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018. ( PTI Photo/S Irfan)(PTI11_20_2018_000053B)(PTI)

Analysis|The EC must remedy its error and hold polls in J&K

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON MAR 12, 2019 07:40 AM IST
The fact is that each time the democratic process in Kashmir has got stalled or aborted or undermined, alienation and radicalisation have only grown.
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