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Congress slams CM for Tibet statement

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  23 April 2017 12:00 AM GMT

Itagar, April 22: The Congress Aruchal Pradesh unit on Saturday described as “immature and uncalled for” Chief Minister Pema Khandu’s statement that the Indian state shares a border with Tibet and not Chi. “The Chief Minister of a sensitive state like Aruchal Pradesh should not make any statement before going through the political status and history of Tibet, as recognised by the Indian government,” state Congress President Takam Sanjoy said. Sanjoy, a former Lok Sabha member, said Tibet as of today has the status of the ‘Tibetan Autonomous Region of People’s Republic of Chi’. On April 14, New Delhi said there is no change in the Indian position that Tibet is a part of Chi and that it will continue to seek a mutually acceptable solution to the boundary issue.
Khandu had allegedly said that Beijing has no right to threaten New Delhi on the Dalai Lama’s movement within the country as India shares a boundary with Tibet and not Chi. He said the McMahon Line in reality demarcates the territory between India and Tibet. The McMahon Line, an imagiry border now known as the Line of Actual Control, is just 25 km from Tawang. On Beijing’s move to reme six places in Aruchal Pradesh, Sanjoy said: “The indigenous and ethnic people of Aruchal Pradesh have since the British Raj got integrated into the Indian mainstream. “Some of the tribal leaders even participated in the Indian freedom struggle. Therefore, disputing Aruchal’s status by Chi is absolutely absurd and beyond ethnic evidence,” the Congress leader said.
“Aruchal Pradesh is without doubt an integral part of the Indian Union,” he said. On the Tibetan spiritual leader’s visit to Aruchal this month, Sanjoy said it is a non-issue and the Chinese government’s opposition to the visit was impulsive. (IANS)

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