Kashmir’s high voter turnout befitting reply to India’s enemies: President

Kashmir’s high voter turnout befitting reply to India’s enemies: President

Srinagar, June 27: President Droupadi Murmu on Thursday said the high voter turnout in the recently held Lok Sabha polls in the Kashmir Valley has given a befitting reply to enemies of the nation.

She said the Constitution has fully come into force in Jammu and Kashmir where things were different due to Article 370 before August 5, 2019.

“A very heartening aspect of this election emerged from Jammu and Kashmir. The Kashmir Valley broke all records of voter turnout of many decades,”President Murmu said while addressing a joint sitting of both Houses of Parliament after the formation of the BJP-led NDA government for the third time at the Centre.

“In the last four decades, we had witnessed low voter turnout amidst shutdowns and strikes in Kashmir. Enemies of India continued to spread false propaganda at global forums, projecting it as an opinion of Jammu and Kashmir. But this time the Kashmir Valley has given a befitting reply to every such element within the country and outside, ” she said.

“Now the Constitution has also fully come into force in that part of India, our Jammu and Kashmir, where the conditions were different due to Article 370,” she said.

President Murmu conveyed her appreciation for the work done by all the personnel associated with the Lok Sabha elections and extended her congratulations to them.

The three seats in the Kashmir Valley — Srinagar, Baramulla and Anantnag-Rajouri — recorded the highest voter turnout since the eruption of militancy.

UNI

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