The ruling, which worries environmentalists and Muslim separatists alike, followed a summer in which 86 pilgrims died making the trek to the Amarnath cave, one of the holiest sites in Hinduism.
Blasts that killed 20 in the Indian capital on Saturday are forcing the government to confront a domestic terrorist group. But some officials still point the finger at longtime rival Pakistan.
Riots sparked by a controversial land-transfer deal have widened to become pro-independence rallies.
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.