1 of 8 Much of the sporadic violence on the first day of India's general election was in Kashmir. The constituency of Baramullah is one of the most troubled in the whole country. ( Photos: Habib Naqash)
2 of 8 "I cannot waste my vote," this woman says. "Cultivation of the land can wait."
3 of 8 But this polling station illustrated the low turn out in an area where militants have urged a boycott of the polls.
4 of 8 This election official told the BBC that only three voters turned up in the first two hours at his polling station.
5 of 8 "Elections never helped us," this man complains. "We haven't seen anyone even during the campaign. But now the army tells us to vote."
6 of 8 Like the rest of India, voters in Baramullah were using an electronic voting machine.
7 of 8 "I was keen to vote before my death," says Sonamali, aged 90.
8 of 8 Some demanding independence from India staged protests. "No election, no selection, we want freedom," they chanted.