A youth was hit by a teargas shell on his head during clashes in Anchaar locality of Srinagar on Wednesday.
The identity of the injured youth who was rushed to a hospital was not immediately known.
The residents said that a crackdown was launched in Anchaar area of Soura after Fajr (morning) prayers.
"Several youth were beaten to pulp by forces," they alleged.
They said that people took to streets to protest against the forces' high-handedness.
Forces resorted to teargas shelling and aerial firing to break up the protests, triggering massive clashes.
Several protesters, according to residents, had taken shelter inside the Jenab Sahab (RA) shrine to escape the forces' "wrath".