Kulgam, April 29 :Clashes erupted between youth and government forces at Qoimoh and Bugam areas of Kulgam district where polling is being held today .
Youths pelted stones at Government Higher Secondary School Qoimoh where polling stations are set up.
Forces deployed in the area swung into action and fired tear smoke shells to quell the stone-pelting youth, reports said.
Clashes also erupted between youth and government forces at Bugam village of Kulgam district.
Youths threw stones at Government Higher Secondary School Bugam where five polling stations have been set up.
Government forces retaliated by firing tear smoke shells to disperse the youth.
Out of 3444 electors eligible for vote at five polling station in Bugam, no vote was cast till 10.am.
Meanwhile, at 12 polling stations including Qoimoh, Redwani, Khudwani, only 6 votes were cast till 10 AM.
At Khandipahari 77 Polling booth only 21 votes were cast out of 576 Votes while at Khandipahari 79 Booth 47 Votes were cast out of 1043 Votes till 10 AM.
At Wanpora A 21 Votes were cast out of 660 votes.
Ar Wanpora B only 3 Votes were cast out of 649 votes.
At Sofigund 22 Votes were cast out of 660 Votes till 10 AM.
The clashes were going on in this area when this report was filed.