Contesting parties feared low voter turnout on June 19 because of the death anniversary of the religious leader as the town and adjoining areas remain close on that day.
“After consultations with State Chief Electoral Officer Shantmanu the Election Commission has postponed the voting date to June 22 instead of June 19. Counting will now take place on June 25,” the official said.
Qazi Nisar, a religio-political leader of south Kashmir was assassinated by Unidentified gunmen in Dialgam village near Anantnag town on June 19, 1994.
Eight candidates, including Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, are in the fray for Anantnag by-elections.