Jammu and Kashmir Police today made an appeal to the Imams not to make "provocative speeches" during Friday prayers so that the people with vested interest do not exploit the situation.
"The Imams and Khateebs are requested not to deliver provocative speeches so that the situation is not exploited by vested interests," a police spokesman said.
He said it has been observed that after the culmination of Friday prayers miscreants force the people to assemble on the chowks and roads, thus obstructing the normal traffic.
"Many a times these gatherings are manipulated to pelt stones upon the police/security force deployments. In order to avoid such situations the parents are requested not to allow their children to take part in such activities," he said, adding youth are advised not to fall prey to such machinations.