Indian security forces have been put on high alert ahead of the sentencing of a controversial guru who was convicted of rape on Friday.
Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh followers went on a violent rampage after the ruling in the city of Panchkula and 38 people were killed.
He is expected to receive a prison term of at least seven years.
Curfew has been imposed in several areas of Haryana and Punjab states, while the capital Delhi is on alert.
The army has been put on standby and police say they have been given “shoot on sight” orders in case of trouble.
Singh, 50, will not be taken to court to hear his sentence. Instead, the judge who convicted him will be flown to Rohtak jail where he is being held, to deliver it.
The verdict is expected at 14:30pm local time (09:00 GMT).
Who is Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh?
Controversial leader of the Dera Sacha Sauda sect, which claims to have 60 million followers around the world
Took over the sect – which describes itself as “a non-profit social welfare and spiritual organisation” – when he was 23
Performs at rock concerts, acts in films and even has his own line of food products
Known as “rockstar baba” and “guru of bling” because of his shiny, colourful clothes
Has been accused of mocking Sikh and Hindu figures
Has been investigated for murder and rape, charges he denies
Has been accused of forcing followers to undergo castration to “get closer to god”