"Disturbed" Pak targeting civilians in border areas: J-K Minister

India-Pakistan tensions have aggravated after the Uri terror attack which killed 19 Indian soldiers.

On Friday, Pakistani Foreign Ministry spokesman Nafees Zakaria said New Delhi was trying to divert attention from a crackdown on violent protests this summer against Indian rule in its part of Muslim-majority Kashmir.

An Indian army soldier keeps guard from a bunker near the border with Pakistan in Abdullian, southwest of Jammu, September 30, 2016.

The BJP leader alleged that no one among the Opposition leaders tried to "reach out to the people of Kashmir to help in bringing normalcy".

"More and more countries are engaging with Pakistan".

Pakistan and India have locked horns over the Kashmir issue since Indian forces stepped up a crackdown against protesters after Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani was killed by government forces in July.

His announcement had come after he reviewed the security situation along the border with Ministers from four States - Rajasthan, Punjab, Jammu and Kashmir, and Gujarat - that share border with Pakistan.

Stating that Pakistan had suffered at the hands of terrorists and extremists, he said that Washington had always laid stress on Islamabad to take action against all groups spreading hatred and violence. "They have no further conversations since on this subject", Mr Swarup said in a tweet.

About Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar's statement that the government has no intention of providing proof of the surgical strikes across the Line of Control in Pakistan occupied Kashmir, Zakaria said "the blatant lie stood exposed now".

"After the surgical strikes, there was a major shift in the strategy of Pakistani terrorists camping across LoC for infiltration".

The article says "an informed official source to Pakistani officials in Berlin that the Indian Foreign Secretary has unconditionally denied that there was no surgical strike undertaken by the Indian Army inside Azad Kashmir (POK), Pakistan". "Pakistan's strategic location is of huge importance", he said, citing the examples of Russian Federation and Iran's recent engagements with Islamabad. "He died instantly", said an intelligence official, who did not want to be named.