Class 12 examinations conducted by Board of School Education which began today went on smoothly in South Kashmir barring a few incidents of stone pelting on examination centers.
The authorities had imposed section-144 in and around examination centers. Police and paramilitary forces were seen guarding all the centers.
Reports said that in the afternoon some youth pelted stones on an examination centre in Government Higher Secondary School in Tahab.
"Police and paramilitary forces, however, chased the stone-pelting youth," reports said.
They said soon additional deployment of police and CRPF was put in place. "Even army was called in," reports added.
Minor stone pelting incidents on examination centers were also reported in Shopian district.
"Some youth pelted stones on examination centers set up in Government High School in Bartipora-Kellar and Government High School Pahnoo," reports said. They said that the forces however chased away the stone pelting youth.
In Kulgam district an examination centre set up at Government High School in Yaripora area was attacked with stones by youth. "Forces, however swung into action and lobbed tear canisters to quell the stone pelting youth and the situation was soon brought under control. Similar reports of stone pelting on examination centre were received from Chawalgam village.
Examination, however, went on smoothly in Anantnag district.
"Four examination centers for different schools were established in our school and 418 students were supposed to sit in the examination out of which only 25 remained absent," Principal, Government Girl Higher Secondary School Ranibagh, Maimoona Abdullah told Greater Kashmir.
The students seemed quite upbeat as they came out of their examination centers.
"I wrote my Chemistry paper today and it was too easy," said Suhail Ahmad, a student of Eff Emm School Anantnag.
Suhail had come all along from Mir Bazaar, 15 kilometers away from Anantnag town, with his parents accompanying him.
Another student Aiman Fayaz from Bakshiabad locality of Anantnag town said that she was well prepared for the examination and did extremely well in today's Chemistry paper.