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Kashmir poll bound areas observe shutdown

Srinagar, Nov 24: On call of the Joint hurriyat Leadership, a complete shutdown was observed in the poll-bound areas of the Kashmir valley. The third phase of the Panchayat elections were held on Saturday.
All shops and other business establishments remained closed in poll-bound areas of the Valley while public transport also remained off the roads.
The poll bound areas of Kashmir included Kralpora, Meelyal, Reddi Chokibal, Handwara in Kupwara, Sumbal in Bandipora, Rohama in Baramulla, Ganderbal, Soibugh and Surisyar in Budgam, Keller in Shopian.
Joint hurriyat had called for election boycott and shutdown in poll-bound areas in phase-III of Panchayat Polls.
Authorities suspended mobile Internet speed services in poll-bound areas of the valley as a precautionary measure.