Hundreds of armed police and paramilitary soldiers in riot gear patrolled as most residents stayed indoors in the disputed region’s Srinagar city. Unlike in the past, no anti-India groups, had called for this year's strike.
Voter turnout was slightly over eight percent in Muslim-dominated areas of the Kashmir valley amid an anti-India strike. The local elections in the India-administered part of the disputed region were the first in over a decade.
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