Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday hailed the “historic turnout” of local elections in the Muslim majority state of Jammu and Kashmir, which has remained under near-complete lockdown for 82 days in a row.

The elections were the first since Aug. 5 when the government scrapped all special provisions granted to the disputed region, which is held in parts and claimed in full by both India and Pakistan.

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