SRINAGAR (AFP) - Authorities in Indian-held Kashmir Saturday prevented a Kashmiris march against Indian rule by deploying police and paramilitary troops in the region wracked by weeks of deadly protests. Key leaders Syed Ali Geelani and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq were put under house arrest after Geelani called upon residents of Occupied Kashmir to march to a football ground in Srinagar for a rally. The scenic region has been under rolling curfews to contain deadly protests that began with the killing on June 11 of a teenage student in Srinagar by a teargas shell, fired by Indian police. Since then a total of 64 protesters and bystanders have been killed, mostly by security forces who have opened fire on stone-pelting protesters. Barbed wire barriers and iron gates were erected Saturday to seal off the area around the grounds, which lie close to a small UN office monitoring ceasefire violations along the Line of Control. Geelani, who heads the hardline wing of APHC, had urged the residents to gather at the football ground for a rally against Indian rule. Authorities responded by enforcing a strict curfew in most of Srinagar and imposed strict security restrictions in other towns. The step has been taken to prevent any law and order problems, police official Pervez Ahmed told AFP. Police Saturday detained leading female Kashmiri leader Aasiya Andrabi. She has been arrested in Srinagar, a police officer said, asking not to be named. Andrabi is part of Geelanis alliance and has spearheaded some of the womens protests in the region. Andrabi, who heads Dukhtaran-e-Milat or Daughters of Faith, has been in and out of jail for campaigning against Indian rule in the state and for her morality crusades.