In a shocking incident during third phase voting in the Jammu and Kashmir District Development Council elections, a candidate was shot in Kokernag area of Anantnag.
Anees ul Islam, of the Apni Party, was rushed to a hospital.
Doctors later said he suffered a bullet injury and his condition was stable.
National Conference leader and former J&K CM Omar Abdullah condemned the incident, praying for the victim's survival, and criticising forces 'inimical' to peace in the region.
The Union Territory's first DDC election is being held in 8 phases under a massive security cover.
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