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Disputed region of Kashmir on lockdown for Indian prime minister's election rally visit

  • Indian policemen stand guard as they close a road to traffic in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014. Thousands of government forces have fanned out across the Indian portion of Kashmir to provide a security shield for Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is scheduled to make a campaign speech Monday ahead of local elections. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)

    Indian policemen stand guard as they close a road to traffic in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014. Thousands of government forces have fanned out across the Indian portion of Kashmir to provide a security shield for Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is scheduled to make a campaign speech Monday ahead of local elections. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)  (The Associated Press)

  • Indian paramilitary soldiers stand guard outside Sheri Kashmir cricket stadium where Prime Minister Narendra Modi, photograph on left, is expected to make campaign speech Monday ahead of local elections in Srinagar, India, Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014. Thousands of government forces have fanned out across the Indian portion of Kashmir to provide a security shield for Modi. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)

    Indian paramilitary soldiers stand guard outside Sheri Kashmir cricket stadium where Prime Minister Narendra Modi, photograph on left, is expected to make campaign speech Monday ahead of local elections in Srinagar, India, Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014. Thousands of government forces have fanned out across the Indian portion of Kashmir to provide a security shield for Modi. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)  (The Associated Press)

  • An Indian paramilitary soldier stands guard near Sheri Kashmir cricket stadium where Prime Minister Narendra Modi, photographs above, is expected to make campaign speech Monday ahead of local elections in Srinagar, India, Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014. Thousands of government forces have fanned out across the Indian portion of Kashmir to provide a security shield for Modi. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)

    An Indian paramilitary soldier stands guard near Sheri Kashmir cricket stadium where Prime Minister Narendra Modi, photographs above, is expected to make campaign speech Monday ahead of local elections in Srinagar, India, Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014. Thousands of government forces have fanned out across the Indian portion of Kashmir to provide a security shield for Modi. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)  (The Associated Press)

Separatists are calling for a strike across the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, where India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi is due to lead a campaign rally for local elections.

The region is on high alert with snipers on rooftops, road barricades and sniffer dogs near campaign rally venues in the main city of Srinagar. Authorities imposed a daytime curfew on parts of Srinagar.

Officials say they are taking no risks with Modi arriving Monday before a third day of voting is held Tuesday to elect a regional legislature. The elections are being held in five stages, with the results on Dec. 23.

Anti-India sentiment runs deep in the mostly Muslim region, where rebel groups have been fighting against Indian rule since 1989.