Pakistani television broadcaster ARY said three Indian Kashmiris were killed by Indian armed forces during an operation in Kulgam District, Kashmir, under the control of New Delhi authorities.
Indian troops have launched a security chain and various search operations in the Pulwama, Shopian, Islamabad, Kupwara, Baramulla and Bandipore districts.
On Thursday, Pakistan’s State Department spokeswoman Aisha Farooqui reiterated calls for increased international vigilance in Indian Kashmir and for the United Nations to monitor the human rights situation in the region to ensure rights to Kashmir dignity.
In a press conference, the spokesperson for the Pakistani Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that the population of Indian-controlled Kashmir had been suffering from illegal occupation by India for more than seven decades. He also recalled that the United Nations has denounced in recent months that India is failing to meet its human rights obligations in Kashmir.
Pakistan and India have fought for the historic region of Kashmir since 1947 and fought in two of the three wars they have waged since independence from the United Kingdom. There was a brief but intense military confrontation between the two nuclear powers in 1999, and a fragile ceasefire has been maintained since 2003.