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EC to announce J&K poll schedule after Amarnath Yatra

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New Delhi, Jun 4: The Election Commission Tuesday said it will announce the schedule for Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir after the Amarnath Yatra, which begins next month.

In a statement, the poll panel said it has unanimously decided that "holding of Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir shall be considered later in this year".

The Commission said it will keep monitoring the situation in the state regularly based on inputs from all necessary quarters, and will announce the election schedule after the conclusion of the Amarnath Yatra.

The Yatra usually runs from July 02-August 15.

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