Sixth phase of panchayat polls underway in Kashmir

The sixth phase of Panchayat elections on Wednesday began in four blocks of the Kashmir Valley and eight blocks in Jammu division in the state, officials said.

Last Updated: May 04, 2011, 13:23 PM IST

Srinagar: The sixth phase of Panchayat
elections on Wednesday began in four blocks of the Kashmir Valley and
eight blocks in Jammu division in the state, officials said.

The votes are being cast in North Kashmir`s Langate
block in Kupwara district and Tangmarg block in Baramulla
district.

In South Kashmir`s Breng block in Anantnag district
votes were being cast to elect the grass root level
representatives.

Khag block in Central Kashmir`s Budgam district also
went to voting today.

The eight blocks in Jammu division where the panchayat
elections are underway include Mahore in Reasi district,
Majalta in Udhampur district, Bilawar in Kathua district,
Dansal in Jammu district, Marmat in Doda District, Drabshalla
in Kishtwar district, Surankote and Bafliaz in Poonch
district.

The first leg of the 16-phase polls was held in eight
blocks of the state on April 13.

The elections for the seventh phase will be held on
May 8, eighth phase on May 12, ninth phase on May 16, tenth
phase on May 21.

Last six phases will be held on May 25, May 29, June
2, June 6, June 11 and June 16.

Panchayat elections are being held in the state after
a gap of 10 years.

PTI