Authorities imposed restrictions in parts of the city on Friday to prevent a separatist-called protest and maintain law and order, police said.

There are prohibitory orders in place in Nowhatta, Khanyar, Rainawari, M.R.Gunj, Safa Kadal and Maisuma where heavy deployments of police and CRPF have been made.

The post-Friday prayer protests are against “repression”. 

The Joint Resistance Leadership – a separatist conglomerate has asked the preachers at the mosques to highlight the excesses committed by the forces during their sermons.

All higher secondary schools and colleges have been shut to prevent student protests. Classes at the Kashmir University have also been suspended for the day.