LS Polls: Sluggish start to polling in Anantnag amid complete shutdown

Voting begins for the 3rd and largest phase of Lok Sabha polls in 14 States and Union Territories.

Voting began, amidst a complete shutdown, Tuesday on a dull note in Anantnag district of Anantnag Lok Sabha constituency, where polling will be held in three phases, officials said.

Residents in most parts of the district in restive south Kashmir have stayed indoors so far, an official said.

The Joint Resistance Leadership has called for a boycott of the polls and asked people to observe a complete shutdown.

While polling is underway in Anantnag district, voting in Kulgam district will be held on April 29 while Pulwama and Shopian districts will go to polls on May 6.