Polling begins amid tight security

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Voting is underway for the second phase of the five-phased state elections in 18 seats in Jammu & Kashmir amid tight security.
All eyes are trained on this phase after the first one on November 25 logged a record turnout of over 70% in Jammu & Kashmir. In Jammu & Kashmir, polling will continue till 4pm at 2181 polling booths. Over 15 lakh voters will determine the fate of 175 candidates.
Of the 18 constituencies, Handwara in north Kashmir Kupwara district will be the focus of attention as separatist-turned-mainstream politician Sajad Gani Lone is making debut in assembly elections after unsuccessfully contesting the Lok Sabha polls in 2009.

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