“The Election Commission overruled MHA’s reservations and went ahead. The results are for all to see,” a ministry official told a news channel.
People’s Democratic Party had asked the authorities to postpone the polling, after violence during the Srinagar bye-elections claimed eight lives.
Raising serious security concerns in the Kashmir Valley, this is the third militant attack in the state Capital in as many days.
With the separatists calling off the strike, Srinagar roads witnessed traffic once again after a long period of lull, with locals coming out of their houses to attend to their daily chores.
Governor K K Paul asked to give priority to developing hill agriculture, urging university officials to encourage and focus on research for better accessibility and crop fragility in the Himalayan region.