India paramilitary soldiers stand guard in Anantnag, 31 miles south of Srinagar, in India's Kashmir Valley Wednesday. Voters in the valley are scheduled to go to the polls Thursday for the first time since 1989. Security is high to safeguard the election, which separatist militants have threatened to disrupt. Also Wednesday, the Bharatiya Janata Party took power and said it would prove its majority in a vote of confidence Monday.
CAPTION ONLY: STANDING GUARD AT ELECTION TIME IN INDIA
By Deseret News