A Kashmiri Muslim woman show her indelible ink-marked finger after casting her vote during the sixth phase of Indian parliamentary elections on April 24, 2014 in Vejbeour 45 km (28 miles) south of Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian-administered Kashmir, India. Polling stations opened amid tight security, but very few people turned out to cast their votes in the South Kashmir constituency during the Sixth phase of parliamentary elections (Indian national elections).
Scores of people were left injured in four South Kashmir districts as youth clashed with government forces to enforce a poll boycott call given by the dissent politicians in the region. At least four pro Indian political workers were gunned down by suspected rebels in the region days ahead of the voting in the disputed Himalayan region. A polling officer was killed while five others were critically injured after unidentified gunmen attacked polling staff in South Kashmir’s Shopian district on Thursday evening. The polling staff was returning home when they were fired upon in Nagbal area of the town. The area has been cordoned off. The identity of the slain is being ascertained. By Yawar Nazir/Getty Images.