Elections : affrontements meurtriers en Uttar Pradesh उत्तर प्रदेश – octobre 2010

Violence mars 1st phase of UP Panchayat Polls, four killed

samaylive.com

11 Oct 2010

Four people were killed and over 36 injuredon Monday as violence marred the first phase of 3-tier Panchayat elections across Uttar Pradesh which registered an 80 per cent turnout.

Two persons were killed in Mordabad district and one each in Kannauj and Shahjahanpur during clashes between rival supporters who used firearms and indulged in brick-batting.

A police jeep and a polling station were torched as reports of booth capturing and snatchng of ballot boxes were reported in some districts leading to cancellation of polling.

Tipu, aged 28, was shot dead near a polling booth in Gadia village in Kannauj district, Additional Director General of Police Brij Lal said.

Some persons fired at supporters of a rival candidate killing two and seriously wounding another in Ahrolla Mafi village, some 15-km from Moradabad.

The incident happened five minutes before the voting ended and the dead were relatives of the candidate, District Magistrate S C Sharma said.

An 85-year-old man died near a booth in Shahjhanpur district as reports of booth capturing and snatchng of ballot boxes poured in from some districts leading to cancellation of polling.

In Akbarpur area in Ramabai Nagar, a police jeep was set ablaze while a former village head and three others were arrested after they opened fire and set afire a polling booth in Nayapur village in Agra.
At least 14 people, one of them a candidate for the post of Gram Pradhan, were injured in clashes in Kayamganj Development Block in Farrukhabad.

The candidate for the post of Gram Pradhan was stabbed in Raehgaon village and was admitted to a hospital where his condition was stated to be critical.

Five people were injured in Firozabad as rival groups traded fire and hurled bricks at each other, the ADGP said.

In Chattrapati Shahuji Maharaj Nagar, four members of a family were injured in a group clash, he said

UP panchayat polls begin with violence; 4 dead

news.oneindia.in

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

 

Lucknow, Oct 12: The Uttar Pradesh Panchayat elections started off on a violent note as four people were killed and over 36 were injured in the first phase of polls on Monday, Oct 11.

Clashes between rival supporters, who used firearms and indulged in brick-batting, were reported from Mordabad district, Kannauj and Shahjahanpur districts. In some districts, polls were cancelled over reports of booth capturing and snatching of ballot boxes.

While a 28-year-old man was shot dead near a polling booth in Gadia village in Kannauj district, some people fired at supporters of a rival candidate killing two in Ahrolla Mafi village near Moradabad.

According to the police, those killed near Moradabad were relatives of the candidate.

A police jeep was set on fire in Akbarpur area in Ramabai Nagar. In Nayapur village in Agra, a former village head and three others were arrested after they opened fire and set afire a polling booth.

Polling in Farukkhabad, Allahabad, Auraiya, Sitapur, Lucknow, Gorakhpur among other places saw booth capturing and other incidents.

80 per cent polling was recorded in the violence-marred first phase polling of the 3-tier elections.

State Election Commission confirmed that polling was cancelled at some places on complaints. Fresh dates will be announced later.

Violence, booth capturing during UP panchayat polls

CNN-IBN

Oct 12, 2010

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Etawah: Violence erupted in Etawah in Uttar Pradesh during the first phase of the panchayat elections. Locals clashed with police at Bharthana after an inspector allegedly tore papers related to the election. Seven people were arrested for influencing the voters at the polling booth.

Meanwhile, in restive Gorakhpur district the voting was peaceful with a huge turnout of women and elderly people.

On Sunday, four persons were killed and over 36 injured as violence marred the first phase of 3-tier Panchayat elections across Uttar Pradesh which registered an 80 per cent turnout.

Two persons were killed in Moradabad district and one each in Kannauj and Shahjahanpur during clashes between rival supporters who used firearms and indulged in brick-batting.

A police jeep and a polling station were torched as reports of booth capturing and snatching of ballot boxes were reported in some districts leading to cancellation of polling.

Tipu, aged 28, was shot dead near a polling booth in Gadia village in Kannauj district, Additional Director General of Police Brij Lal told reporters here.

Some persons fired at supporters of a rival candidate killing two and seriously wounding another in Ahrolla Mafi village, some 15-km from Moradabad.

The incident happened five minutes before the voting ended and the dead were relatives of the candidate, District Magistrate S C Sharma said.

An 85-year-old man died near a booth in Shahjhanpur district as reports of booth capturing and snatching of ballot boxes poured in from some districts leading to cancellation of polling.

In Akbarpur area in Ramabai Nagar, a police jeep was set ablaze while a former village head and three others were arrested after they opened fire and set afire a polling booth in Nayapur village in Agra.

At least 14 people, one of them a candidate for the post of Gram Pradhan, were injured in clashes in Kayamganj Development Block in Farrukhabad.

The candidate for the post of Gram Pradhan was stabbed in Raehgaon village and was admitted to a hospital where his condition was stated to be critical.

Five people were injured in Firozabad as rival groups traded fire and hurled bricks at each other, the ADGP said. In Chattrapati Shahuji Maharaj Nagar, four members of a family were injured in a group clash, he said.

In Auraiya district, some persons snatched ballot boxes in Bainsol village and vandalised a polling station sparking a clash between locals and police who used force to bring the situation under control.

The State Election Commission said nearly 80 per cent polling was recorded in the first phase. It said reports of booth capturing and other similar incidents were received from Farukkhabad, Allahabad, Auraiya, Sitapur, Lucknow, Gorakhpur and other places.

« Polling has been cancelled at some places from where complaints were received and fresh dates will be announced later, » it said.

In the first phase, voting was held in 223 development blocks to elect 13,414 village panchayats, 17252 chhetra panchayats and 1,65,741 panchayat members.

Panchayat polls in UP: 11 injured in two clashes

United News of India

Monday, October 11, 2010

Lucknow, Oct 11:

Amid reports of minor clashes in which 11 people were injured, panchayat polling for the first phase in Uttar Pradesh started on a brisknote today with 25 per cent of the electorate have exercised their franchise in the four hours of the polling.

A report from Balrampur said six people were injured at the Ruthauli polling station under Rehara block in a clash between supporters of two candidates of the gram pradhan.

Polling had to be suspended for some time due to the clash.

In another incident at Fatehabad in Agra district, five people including a policeman were injured at Nayapura polling booth following clash between supporters of two candidates. Four people had been arrested in this connection, police said.

State Election Commission (SEC) sources here said the polling was underway in a peaceful note in all the 223 blocks of 72 districts.

Except for some minor incidents, polling was underway in a smooth manner in the state, sources said.

Elaborate security has been made for the first phase of the three tier panchayat polls in Uttar Pradesh when over 28.8 million voters will exercise their franchise in 46250 polling booths to elect candidates in 13414 gram panchayats in 223 blocks of the state.

The polling will be held from 0700 hrs to 1700 hrs. Reports from several districts said though the polling started at a dull note in the morning but picked up in the day.

An astounding number of 3,44,150 candidates are in the fray  for all the four posts of the panchayatraj system with 1,11,732 candidates alone in the fray for 13,414 gram pradhan posts in the first phase, while 127208 candidates have filed their nominations for the gram panchayat members. A total of 92,564 candidates are trying their luck for the post of members Khetra Panchayat, while 12,673 are contesting for the post of 223 district panchayat members post.

For the pradhan post, 32,560 SC/ST candidates are in the fray while 46935 are from the OBC category. There are also 32237 candidates of the general category trying their luck for the lucractive pradhan post.

A total of 46139 women from all the three categories are also in the fray for the pradhan post in the first phase. The three tier polls would be held in four phases on October 11,14,20 and 25 and counting of votes of all the phases would be taken up on October 28.

 

~ par Alain Bertho sur 12 octobre 2010.

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