Re-polling at 38 polling stations in Budgam district in Srinagar parliamentary constituency began on Thursday, election officials said.

Re-poll was ordered in 38 polling stations of Chadoora, Chrar-e-Sharief, Khan Sahib and Beerwah tehsils of Budgam district where violence had disrupted the process on Sunday.

Voting process started at 7  am and will end at 4 pm.

However, voters did not turn out in big numbers to cast their ballots.

Sunday’s polling at these polling stations was disrupted by massive violence in which eight civilians were killed in clashes with the security forces.

Alarmed by the unprecedented violence, the Election Commission decided to defer the south Kashmir Anantnag Parliamentary seat by-poll to May 25.

Voting in Anantnag constituency was otherwise scheduled for April 12.

Former chief minister and opposition National Conference president, Farooq Abdullah, has challenged ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP ) candidate, Nazir Ahmad Khan in the Srinagar-Budgam constituency.

Counting of votes will be held on Saturday and the result would be known the same day.

Kashmir STORE