Srinagar: Panic gripped the old city Srinagar after a youth sustained critical injuries during clashes between protesters and forces.
The clashes erupted in Nowhatta area of downtown after Friday congregational prayers.
Witnesses said that forces resorted to teargas shelling and pellet firing to break up the protests.
“It was during force’s action that a youth was critically injured and he was rushed to SMHS hospital Srinagar for treatment,” Witnesses said.
The identity of the youth was not immediately ascertained.