Authorities on Friday tightened the prevailing COVID-19 curfew in Srinagar district on the death anniversaries of Mirwaiz Molvi Mohammad Farooq and Abdul Gani Lone.
Eyewitnesses told news agency KNO that the authorities tightened the curbs in order to restrict the movement of public and thwart any gatherings.
They said that public movement toward downtown Srinagar was restricted and nobody was being allowed to move toward the area.
Witnesses said that police and paramilitary troops were deployed in large numbers to enforce the lockdown restrictions.
The barricades and concertina wires were erected at many places and bridges to thwart the public movement, they said.