Smarter tactics by Indian police and a desire among Kashmiri businesses to make money are keeping a fragile peace in Kashmir a year after violent police crackdowns killed more than 100 people.
The arrest of Syed Ghulam Nabi Fai on spy charges in the US has highlighted a generation divide among Kashmiri separatist activists.
Indian authorities have lifted the Kashmir curfew imposed in the past few days after weeks of protests by separatists led to at least 15 deaths in clashes between protesters and government forces.
New Delhi and Kashmir voted Thursday in Round 4 of staggered national polls.
Muslims in Indian-administered Kashmir charged that the transfer was an attempt to tip the Hindu-Muslim ratio of the area in favor of Hindus. The protests have widened to support for independence.