I'm in Delhi now. I made two weeks ago the whole road Sri-Nagar - Leh l Manali. And this last part is one of the nicest roads i've ever made. But when i was in Sri-Nagar, we were trapped in a house boat in the Middle of Dal Lake. From the place we stayed in, we could hear the bombings and the prayers through the speakers. Some friends of mine and myself had to escape running with the bikes avoiding people with sticks and stones. I'm no kidding. It was'nt fun.
I've heard that now the situation it's ok, but so was when we arrived there. My suggestion: check the situation the day before but don't ask to locals. You cannot trust Kashmiris.
That's what i learned from been at their home 4 days. They are two faced and you'll never know which one is the true. And it's a pity because Kashmir is a fantastic land.
Good luck to anyone who is going there.