Amid a shutdown and boycott call by Joint Resistance Leadership voting began for the seventh phase of Panchayat polls in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday.
Polling started at 8 am and will end at 2 pm.
Voting for the 7th phase is being held at 2,714 polling stations — 576 in Kashmir and 2,138 in Jammu.
892 polling stations have been categorised as hypersensitive in this phase — 428 in Kashmir and 464 in Jammu.
A total of 5,575 candidates are in the fray for 341 sarpanch and 1,798 panch seats while 85 sarpanchs and 912 panchs have already been elected unopposed in this phase.
475,865 electors will be voting for Sarpanch constituencies and 345880 for Panch constituencies.