100 year old woman casts her vote in Baramulla’s Uri

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In north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, a 100-year old woman cast her vote.

Roshi Begum, wife of Gazi Mohammad who was assisted by her son and daughter cast her vote at polling station Razerwani area of Uri.

Polling station was in a government school near her house where Begum exercised the right to vote.

The area has witnessed a good voter turnout of 36.46 percent until 12 pm.


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