Ashok Yadav, a resident from Sikanderpur, told a news agency that, “an officer forced women to show their faces before casting the votes. How can a woman lift her ‘ghoonghat’ (veil) before elders of the village”
He said that,”we decided to boycott the voting and informed higher authorities”.
“Police and duty magistrate visited the booth in Sikanderpur village and tried to resolve it”, said Virender Singh, Sarpanch Mukesh Devi’s husband.
A police official said that extra police force has been deployed so that, the situation is under control and polling goes on smoothly.