A protester identified as Fayaz Ahmed was critically injured during intense clashes that broke out in Shopian on Friday.
Clashes erupted in Tangwani-Tuckroo village while a cordon and search operation was underway in the area. Ahmed has received a bullet injury in his abdomen.
Ahmad was shifted to district hospital of Pulwama where from he was referred to SMHS hospital for specialised treatment, they said.
The search operation was underway when the reports last came.