Kashmir is split between Pakistan and India and claimed by both countries in its entirety. They have fought two wars over the province.
The Supreme Court on Monday directed the Centre to ensure that normalcy is restored in Jammu and Kashmir and added that the restoration should be on selective basis keeping in mind national interest.
While schools, colleges and universities are functioning normally in the Jammu and Ladakh divisions of the two Union Territories, the same cannot be said for the Kashmir Valley where education has taken the worst beating because of the clampdown.
The visit of a team of Members of the European Union Parliament (MEPs) to Jammu and Kashmir created a major controversy on Wednesday as the opposition said internationalising Kashmir was a sin, and the sponsor of the Europeans went missing.
Police say gunmen have shot and killed five Indian labourers working in disputed Kashmir.
Pakistan has condemned the move. Its ally China, which is locked in a separate decades-old dispute with India over the part of Kashmir called Ladakh, also slammed India for unilaterally changing its status.
The Indian government had sought Pakistan's permission to use the country's airspace on Oct.28 for the Indian premier who will be visiting Saudi Arabia to participate in an international business conference on Oct.29.
Pakistanis and Kashmiris on both sides of the Line of Control (LoC) observed a "Black Day" on Sunday to convey their rejection of India's occupation of Kashmir on Oct.27, 1947.
Deep snow blocked some roads and damaged power lines, disrupting life in the region, besides air traffic being hit. The Met forecasts rain starting Thursday night and continuing on Friday.