Srinagar, Occupied Kashmir
The Jammu and Kashmir Chief Electoral Officer on Sunday announced the dates of local government elections known as panchayat elections. The elections are to be held in nine steps. The polling will be conducted between November 17 and December 11.
The counting of votes will take place on the respective days of polling. The votes will be cast using ballot paper.
“Panchayat polls will be held in 9 phases. Date of polls will be Nov 17, Nov 20, Nov 24, Nov 27, Nov 29, Dec 1, Dec 4, Dec 8 and Dec 11. Counting will take place on the day of polling. Votes will be cast using ballot paper,” said J&K Chief Electoral Officer, Shaleen Kabra.
The Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) has criticized and condemned the conducting of panchayat elections and termed them as enforced elections.