The security forces on Friday imposed stiff new restrictions in Indian-Occupied Kashmir (IOK), fearing protests ahead of UN speeches by Indian and Pakistani leaders at the United Nations General Assembly. “There were worries about big protests after Friday prayers. Similar restrictions are in place in other towns and areas,” an IOK police officer said. Barricades were erected on the roads and bridges in occupied Srinagar, while security forces in bullet-proofing guarded the deserted streets, following the order to stop any public gathering.The residence of IoK seeks difficulties to move from one place to another because of the barriers created by soldiers. Moreover, gatherings of more than four people have been banned since the August crackdown, which also resulted in the removal of Internet and mobile services. The soldiers were stationed outside the main Jama mosque, the Srinagar Mosque, which normally has tens of thousands of worshipers on a Friday, but has been closed since the lockdown began. Schools and colleges also remained closed, along with shops and many businesses. On the other hand, the authorities have booked a member of National Conference, Muhammad Maqbool Yatoo, under draconian law Public Safety Act and lodged him at Srinagar Central Jail. Meanwhile, tension flared up in north Kashmir when a vehicle of Indian Border Security Force (BSF) was torched by angry people on Thursday evening after it hit a private car causing injuries to three persons including a policeman and two women. The police said the accident took place between Buchoo and Haigam along Srinagar-Baramulla highway.