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CM Mehbooba Mufti Condemns China's Silence On Amarnath Yatra Attack [Watch]

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| July 16 , 2017 , 07:56 IST

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti condemned the silence of China over the Amarnath Yatra terrorist attack, which killed 7 pilgrims and injured 15 others. Following the terrorist attack on the Amarnath Yatra pilgrims on July 10, nations across the world condemned the attack, from the United States, to France, Nepal, Russia, Germany, Sri Lanka, among others, yet neighbouring China remained silent.

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"This is really surprising that China has not yet condemned the Amarnath terror attack as it should have. It's being condemned by the entire world, but Beijing remained silent. This was an attack for which the entire nation stood together, united, everybody criticised it; so, we expected something from them too," CM Mehbooba said.

"As far as the matter of cross-border infiltration in Jammu and Kashmir is concerned, China has never condemned Pakistan even when other countries do it," she added.

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CM Mehbooba added that the instability in the Kashmir valley is not due to lack of law and order, but due to 'external dimensions'.

"The instability in J-K is due to external dimensions, where our neighbouring country is also involved. There are internal dimensions too and they have been there for the past 70 years. I think these issues will only get resolved if all the parties come together and the entire nation stands together as they are doing in the matter of China," she said.

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India's relations with China remain tense as the standoff at the Sikkim border continues. After India raised objections for the road building exercises launched by China in the sensitive area of Doklam which marks the tri-junction border between India, China, and Bhutan, China accused Indian troops of trespassing into their land. India maintained that their troops were on Bhutanese land, and refused to withdraw their troops, leading to the current standoff.