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Announcement of dates for Jammu and Kashmir assembly polls after Amarnath Yatra: EC

New Delhi | The Election Commission on Tuesday announced that the assembly elections for the state of Jammu and Kashmir will be held at the end of the year. The poll body said that the dates regarding the elections will be announced once the Amarnath Yatra gets over.

In an issued statement, the poll body stated,”¬†Election Commission, under Article 324 of the Constitution and other extant laws/rules, etc have unanimously decided that holding of Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir shall be considered later in this year.” The Commission further added that it is continuously monitoring every situation in the state and taking inputs from all necessary section and after the conclusion of the Amarnath Yatra it will announce the election schedule of the state assembly polls.

The 46-day-long Amarnath Yatra in the state will begin from July 1 on Mahashivratri and will end on 15 August on the occasion of Shravan Poornima.

The state of Jammu and Kashmir is currently under the President’s rule since December 19 and likely to be extended on the term gets over on June 19.

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