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Barring Polling Staff, holiday for Govt Employees on May 25


Dry Day from May 23-25 in Poonch

Tawi, May 23: In order to ensure maximum participation of the Government employees in the electoral process, the District Magistrate has declared a holiday for all Government employees on May 25. He has, however, categorically declared that there shall be no holiday for the polling staff.

Meanwhile, the District Magistrate in Poonch has also declared a dry day in the district in view of the General Elections to the Anantnag-Rajouri Parliamentary Constituency from May 23 to 25. As per the order, no spirituous, fermented, or intoxicating liquor or other similar substances shall be sold, given, or distributed at any hotel, eating house, tavern, shop, or any other place, public or private, within the polling area during the forty-eight hours leading up to the conclusion of the poll.

In order to ensure peaceful and incident-free conduct of General Elections to the Anantnag-Rajouri Parliamentary Constituency, the District Magistrate Poonch has imposed preventive restrictions under section 144 of the CrPC.

The District Magistrate Poonch has declared all the designated polling stations in three Assembly Segments of Surankote, Poonch-Haveli, and Mendhar in District Poonch as No Smoking Zones.


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