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Indians vote in second phase of parliamentary elections

Indians vote in second phase of parliamentary elections
Thursday 18
10:30 2019

Millions of Indians are voting in the second phase of the country's staggered general elections amid a heightened security presence in Indian-administered Kashmir. More than 155 million people are eligible to vote in the elections, which cover 97 parliamentary constituencies across 13 states. Voting began in parts of Kashmir amid boycott calls by separatist leaders, who have termed the elections an illegitimate exercise under military occupation. Authorities have shut down internet and deployed thousands of additional paramilitary troops in the region in the wake of a deadly attack in Pulwama in February. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has used Kashmir as ...

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Aljazeera : Indians vote in second phase of parliamentary elections

Summary: More than 155 million people are eligible to vote in the second phase, which covers 97 constituencies.

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