NEW DELHI (Agencies) - India's election commission on Tuesday deferred polls in Kashmir, which has been hit by a resurgence of protests against New Delhi's rule in recent months. Election Commission chief N Gopalswami told reporters that "considering all issues, no decision has been taken" on holding state elections in the region. Occupied Kashmir was put under federal rule in July following the collapse of the state government over a land row that triggered a revival of anti-India demonstrations. The protests forced pro-New Delhi parties to suspend their activities in the Muslim-majority Kashmir valley but many political groups have voiced opposition to any postponement of polls and an extension of federal rule. Elections have to be held in Kashmir before January 10, when federal rule reaches the six-month mark. But on Tuesday Gopalswami did not say whether this deadline could be met.