The Ministry of Home Affairs on Saturday debunked reports claiming that there was a protest involving as many as 10,000 people in Srinagar.
In a statement issued today, MHA said the report is completely fabricated and incorrect.
"There have been a few stray protests in Srinagar/Baramulla and none involved a crowd of more than 20 people," it said.
Earlier, Reuters had reported that at least 10,000 people had protested in Srinagar on Friday, according to a police official and two witnesses.
Reuters had quoted a police officer as saying: A large group of people gathered in Srinagar's Soura area in violation of orders that prohibit the assembly of more than four people.
According to Reuters, a witness said that tear gas and pellets were used against them and the crowd pushed back by police at Aiwa bridge.