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1.13 lakh Kashmiri Pandit migrants can vote in Kashmir’s three Lok Sabha seats

1.13 lakh Kashmiri Pandit migrants can vote in Kashmir’s three Lok Sabha seats

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In the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, around 99,000 migrant Kashmiri Pandits had registered as voters. The BJP garnered had 86% votes of their votes.

In the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, round 99,000 migrant Kashmiri Pandits had registered as voters. The BJP garnered had 86% votes of their votes.
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Around 14,000 new Kashmiri Pandit migrant voters have registered for the three Lok Sabha seats within the valley, taking the full determine to 1.13 lakh.

According to the Relief and Rehabilitation Department, greater than 1.13 lakh Kashmiri migrants can now vote within the three seats.

“It is our appeal to all migrant voters to take part in voting in large numbers and exercise their democratic right. We have arranged facilities for them. Authorised zonal officers and camp commandants will distribute and attest M-forms on the spot,” reduction and rehabilitation commissioner Arvind Karwani mentioned.

In the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, round 99,000 migrant Kashmiri Pandits had registered as voters. The BJP garnered had 86% votes of their votes.

Migrant Pandits are those that left the Kashmir valley when mass militancy broke out within the Nineties. According to the J&Ok authorities figures, 60,000 households migrated within the wake of militant violence in Kashmir, which included 40,142 Hindu households, 2,684 Muslim and 1,730 Sikh households.

The Relief and Rehabilitation Department has been organising particular consciousness camps for Kashmiri migrants, particularly Pandits, at completely different locations of Jammu and Udhampur, concerning the voting scheme that permits them to forged their votes from completely different areas exterior the Kashmir valley.

“Migrant voters can vote in two ways. First, they can do so by filling up an M-form and vote in the special polling booths set up for them. The second option is voting through postal ballots for which they will have to fill up Form-12C. They can get a ballot from the assistant returning officer (ARO) and cast their vote,” Mr. Karwani.

Twenty-six polling stations – 21 in Jammu, 4 in Delhi and one in Udhampur – have been arrange for Kashmiri Pandit migrant voters. Special consciousness drives are being held at 4 migrant camps and non-camp areas with focus of Kashmir migrants in Jammu and Delhi.

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Content Source: www.thehindu.com

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