J&K rural polls postponed over security concerns

Bypolls to 12,500-odd vacant panchayat seats in J&K were on Tuesday postponed till further orders after the office of the election authority received an advisory from the home department not to hold polling between March 5 and 20 "due to security concerns". A new schedule for the eight-phase bypolls will be notified after two to three weeks, chief electoral officer Shailendra Kumar said.

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