A group of youth assembled outside the Jamia Masjid in Sopore after Friday prayers and staged a protest against the US action on Hizb-ul-Mujahideen chief Syed Salahuddin.
Joint Resistance Leadership had called for protests after Friday prayers against the tagging of Salahuddin as a “global terrorist”.
The protesters retaliated by hurling stones, triggering clashes.
Clashes are also going on between the protesters and Government forces in Reshi Bazar area of Anantnag town.
Forces fired tear smoke Canisters to disperse protesters.