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The state of Jammu & Kashmir has six parliamentary constituencies of which one is in sparsely populated Ladakh, two in the Jammu region and three in the Kashmir Valley. The layout of the constituencies reflects the geography and the natural divisions of the state. Traditionally, voters in Ladakh turn out in large numbers to vote while the turnout in the Valley is generally low mainly because of terrorist threats and anti-poll campaigns carried out by separatist groups. The turnout in the Jammu region varies but is usually much higher than that of the Valley. A few quick electoral facts about the state are listed Here

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J&K CM Says His Party Won't Support Those Against Art 370

Date: 21 November 2014
Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said that his party 'can't support' those who are against Article 370 of the Constitution and accused the BJP of doublespeak on the issue. Omar hoped that PM Narendra Modi would bring some clarity on the issue when he visits Kishtwar in Jammu to address a rally on Saturday. 'There are multiple statements depending on where they are standing. In Jammu, one hears a different point of view and in Kashmir one hears another,' Omar said on the sidelines of his Beerwah rally. 'I am hoping when the PM comes here, there is some clarity on exactly where they stand on Article 370'.
[courtesy: Indian Express]

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