New Delhi, August 12 : India today sharply reacted to attempts by Pakistan to link the ongoing protests in Jammu and Kashmir to the peace process between the two countries.
Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Pakistan's Foreign Minister, said that the current situation in Kashmir has affected the environment for talks with India.
He also said that the ongoing Indo-Pak peace process is likely to be hindered if violence in the Valley persisted.
According to External Affairs Ministry sources, the Government has registered a strong opposition to Qureshi's remarks on situations in Jammu and Kashmir.
In fact, India has strongly warned Pakistan through the MEA against "interfering in its internal matters".
Meanwhile, protests over the Amarnath shrine land transfer row have spilled over to other parts of the country, after having paralyzed life in Jammu and Kashmir where they originated.