RELIGION

Indian authorities re-impose curfew in Kashmir's main city

  • An Indian paramilitary soldier, second right, gestures to stone throwing protestors to stop as a Kashmiri woman carrying a child crosses the street during clashes between Kashmiri protestors and India troops in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Thursday, July 28, 2016. Authorities lifted a curfew in most of parts of Indian-controlled Kashmir but shops and businesses remained shut due to a strike called to protest Indian rule in the Himalayan region. Kashmir's largest anti-India street protests in recent years were sparked by the killing of top rebel commander Burhan Wani by government forces July 8.(AP Photo/Dar Yasin)

    An Indian paramilitary soldier, second right, gestures to stone throwing protestors to stop as a Kashmiri woman carrying a child crosses the street during clashes between Kashmiri protestors and India troops in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Thursday, July 28, 2016. Authorities lifted a curfew in most of parts of Indian-controlled Kashmir but shops and businesses remained shut due to a strike called to protest Indian rule in the Himalayan region. Kashmir's largest anti-India street protests in recent years were sparked by the killing of top rebel commander Burhan Wani by government forces July 8.(AP Photo/Dar Yasin)  (The Associated Press)

  • An Indian paramilitary soldier stands guard on a road dotted with stones, bricks and glass thrown at them by Kashmiri protesters during clashes in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Thursday, July 28, 2016. Kashmir's largest anti-India street protests in recent years were sparked by the killing of top rebel commander Burhan Wani by government forces July 8. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)

    An Indian paramilitary soldier stands guard on a road dotted with stones, bricks and glass thrown at them by Kashmiri protesters during clashes in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Thursday, July 28, 2016. Kashmir's largest anti-India street protests in recent years were sparked by the killing of top rebel commander Burhan Wani by government forces July 8. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)  (The Associated Press)

  • Masked Kashmiri protesters throw bricks at Indian paramilitary soldiers during a protest in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Thursday, July 28, 2016. Authorities lifted a curfew in most of parts of Indian-controlled Kashmir but shops and businesses remained shut due to a strike called to protest Indian rule in the Himalayan region. Kashmir's largest anti-India street protests in recent years were sparked by the killing of top rebel commander Burhan Wani by government forces July 8. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)

    Masked Kashmiri protesters throw bricks at Indian paramilitary soldiers during a protest in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Thursday, July 28, 2016. Authorities lifted a curfew in most of parts of Indian-controlled Kashmir but shops and businesses remained shut due to a strike called to protest Indian rule in the Himalayan region. Kashmir's largest anti-India street protests in recent years were sparked by the killing of top rebel commander Burhan Wani by government forces July 8. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)  (The Associated Press)

Authorities have re-imposed curfew in the main city of Srinagar in Indian-controlled Kashmir to prevent a protest march to the main mosque called by separatist leaders before Friday afternoon prayers.

Residents say government forces visited homes in Srinagar before dawn and asked them to stay indoors. One resident, Bashir Ahmed, says police didn't allow bakers and milkmen to deliver supplies in the area. The previous curfew that had been in place since the latest anti-India violence erupted on July 9 was lifted from the city on Thursday.

Areas of southern Kashmir where most of the deadly street protests have been centered have remained under curfew. At least 49 civilians, mostly teenagers and young men, and a policeman have been killed in violence triggered by the killing of a rebel leader.