A youth was hit by bullet during clashes that followed the killing of two militants in Tahab Pulwama on Sunday, reports said.
The youth has been identified as Asif Ahmad resident of Lassipora Pulwama.
He was hit by bullet when the government forces opened fire on the protesting youth near the encounter site.
He was immediately rushed to Pulwama hospital, from where he was referred to Srinagar for advanced treatment in a critical condition.
Intense clashes were going on near and around the encounter site at south Kashmir village since morning.
Two Hizbul Mujahideen militants were killed in the gunfight which took place early today.