An elderly man was among twenty people injured during clashes in Kokernag area of south Kashmir's Anantnag district on Friday.
Reports and witnesses said that forces allegedly fired teargas shells at protesters to foil a rally in Soaf village of the district.
Twenty people were injured in the alleged forces' action, they said.
Among the injured was a 50-year-old man, they said, adding that he was hit by a teargas shell near ear lobe.
He is being treated at Sub-district hospital Kokernag, said a hospital source.