J&K: Non-locals get voting rights, Opposition parties protest decision


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The election authority has made a significant yet contentious decision in Jammu and Kashmir by granting non-locals voting rights. On Wednesday, J&K Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Hirdesh Kumar announced non-locals "ordinarily residing" in the union territory for various reasons can register as voters and vote in upcoming elections. However, Opposition parties have reacted angrily and accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of importing voters.