For decades, Kashmir has been a flash point between the nuclear-armed neighbours. For both countries, India and Pakistan claim the entire valley, but control only parts of it. They have fought two wars and a limited conflict in the region.
It was in the early hours of Monday that two former chief ministers of Indian-administered Kashmir, Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti, were placed under house arrest.
It is still unclear what is behind all this chaos, which have stoked tensions. Public meetings have been banned and reports say mobile networks and the internet have been restricted.
In support of Kashmir, Pakistanis have stood together and raised their voice over the ongoing situation.