Authorities on Thursday imposed curfew in nine police station areas here apprehending law and order problems, as separatist groups have called for protests and a general strike on Friday to demand that the body of Parliament attack convict Mohammad Afzal Guru be returned.

The curfew has been imposed as a precautionary measure, a police spokesman said. Both the factions of the Hurriyat Conference and the JKLF have called for protests . — PTI