Authorities imposed restrictions in parts of Srinagar city and some other places in the Kashmir Valley on Friday to prevent separatist-called protests.
The Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL), a separatist conglomerate headed by Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umer Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik, has called for peaceful protests after Friday’s congregational prayers.
Geelani and Mirwaiz continue to remain under house arrest while Malik has been lodged at the Srinagar Central Jail.
The restrictions have been imposed in Srinagar’s old city areas while sufficient security deployments were made in other sensitive areas, the police said.
After widespread protests by students on Thursday, authorities ordered closure of all schools, colleges and universities in the Valley on Friday.
Exams scheduled for the day have been postponed by Kashmir University.
Train services between the valley’s Baramulla town and Jammu region’s Banihal town have been suspended.
Meanwhile, Locals on Friday recovered the headless body of a youth abducted by gunmen late last Wednesday night from his home in Bonkhan Mohalla of Hajin area of north Kashmir’s Bandipora district.
A police official said that the body of Manzoor Ahmad Bhat (25), son of Abdul Gaffar Bhat, was found headless at an orchard falling in Bonmohalla Hajin.
Police on Thursday said that militants barged into the house of Abdul Gaffar Bhat in north Kashmir’s Hajin and beat the inmates and abducted Gaffar and his son Manzoor Ahmad Bhat.
However, Abdul Gaffar was successful to escape from them in spite of being fired upon his belly and injured with knives, police stated.
His father was also injured during the incident and is battling for his life at Srinagar hospital.