New Delhi has imposed a strict curfew in Indian-administered Kashmir, bringing all activities to a standstill in the volatile Himalayan region.
Thousands of Indian police officers and paramilitary troops were deployed in Srinagar and other major towns across the Muslim-majority valley.
The deployment is aimed at preventing a planned march in protest at the continued house arrest of pro-independence leader Syed Ali Geelani.
A police statement said Tuesday that the curfew had been imposed to "maintain law and order."
"The situation at this hour continues to remain under control throughout the Kashmir valley," the statement read.
Meanwhile, a Press TV correspondent reported that residents have been complaining about shortages of food and other supplies across the valley.
Kashmir has been the scene of deadly protests against the Indian rule for quite some time.
The latest round of demonstrations began in June, when a youngster was killed by Indian forces. More than 110 people have so far been killed in the ensuing unrest.
Several human rights groups, including Amnesty International, have called on India to take immediate steps to protect and respect human rights in Kashmir.