Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Tuesday the country was considering an approach to the United Nations Security Council after India stripped its portion of contested Kashmir of special status.
An eerie silence hangs over the city, punctuated by sporadic bursts of gunfire and the rumbling of armoured vehicles moving through near-empty streets.
Some complained on Wednesday that their Kashmiri employers didn't pay them any salary as security forces began imposing tight travel restrictions over the weekend and asked them to leave their jobs.
The incident happened last Wednesday when a car mechanic, a neighbour of the victim's family, allegedly lured the child into the toilet of a nearby school and sexually assaulted her.
The UNSC's Sanctions Committee 1267 made the declaration after China, which had blocked the proposal four times earlier, lifted its "technical hold" amidst intense pressure from the Security Council's other permanent members like the US, the UK and France.
The extra troops and other security measures, including a call to stockpile food and fuel, have shaken the Muslim-majority region.
In a statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation on Thursday stressed "the need to use dialogue for maintaining peace, security and stability in the region."
India struck down a constitutional provision on Monday that granted special status to residents of Jammu and Kashmir state.
Pakistan’s parliament and top military commanders separately meet on Tuesday to ponder over the situation arising out of Indian decision revoking the special constitutional status of Occupied Jummu and Kashmir (J&K) through a presidential order.