Clashes erupted in Pinjura village of Shopian district in south Kashmir on Thursday after the government forces launched a cordon-and-search-operation.
Reports and eye witnesses said that youth took to streets and hurled rocks on the forces which had launched searches in the area.
The forces responded by lobbing teargas shells to disperse the protesters trying to disrupt the anti-militant operation.
An official said that searches were launched in the area after inputs about the presence of militants.
More details are awaited.