30% of polling stations in Hyderabad division declared sensitive

Around 142 areas have been declared as trouble spots, where it is feared clashes can occur between the rival groups


Our Correspondent November 18, 2015
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HYDERABAD: Around 30 per cent of the 3,500 polling stations in nine districts of Hyderabad division have been declared very sensitive by the police.

Besides the army and Rangers personnel, more than 30,000 policemen will perform the election duty, out of which 23,000 policemen will be deployed at the polling stations.

Around 142 areas have been declared as trouble spots, where it is feared that clashes can occur between the rival groups. These trouble spots include small localities to an entire taluka of a district.

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Although Hyderabad has the highest number of these spots, which are 47, three talukas out of five in Badin have been classified as very sensitive district. A total of 26 union councils, three town committees and 14 wards fall under the three talukas.

Up to 5,000 policemen will be deployed in each district of Hyderabad and Badin. Similarly, Sujawal has 21 trouble spots, Dadu has 10 and Jamshoro has a total of nine trouble spots.

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