New Delhi: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday accused China of interfering in the security situation of the state.
"External forces are involved in this fight, there is infiltration, terrorists are coming. Their attempt is to spoil the atmosphere in Jammu and Kashmir," Mehbooba told media after her meeting with Home Minister Rajnath Singh for the first time after Amarnath Yatra terror attack.
"Now, unfortunately China has also started interfering", she added.
Earlier, it was Pakistan but now there are reports of China meddling in the Kashmir affairs, she said.
Mufti on Saturday expressed her gratitude to Rajnath Singh and to the people of the nation for extending their support at the time of crisis in the Valley.
“It is not a law and order fight in Kashmir, but external forces are included in this war, whose intention is to disturb peace in the state," she said.
During the meeting that lasted about half-an-hour, the chief minister apprised the home minister about the steps taken to maintain peace in the Kashmir Valley.
Steps taken to ensure the security of Amarnath pilgrims were also discussed, officials said.
Kashmir has been witnessing a state of tension and violence.
On Monday, terrorists opened fire on a bus, carrying over 30 pilgrims on their way to the Amarnath cave shrine, in Anantnag district.
Seven Amarnath pilgrims were killed and nineteen were injured in the attack.
The incident occurred between Baltal and Mir Bazar.
Reportedly, the bus was neither a part of a convoy nor registered with the shrine board....