Government must assert the territorial integrity of India: MP Ninong Ering
Itanagar: Lok Sabha MP from Arunachal Pradesh Ninong Ering on Tuesday pleaded Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take up several issues between India and China with Chinese President Xi Jinpin in Argentina during the G-20 summit.
In a letter to Modi, the Congress MP from Arunachal East Parliamentary Constituency said that the bilateral relationship between India and China is very critical from Arunachal’s view point as the state shares border with China.
“The issue of China providing stapled visa to the people of Arunachal Pradesh is not new and must be brought to their notice tactfully. The Government of India must assert the territorial integrity of India, and convey the feelings of the state people in a firm manner,” Ering wrote in the letter.
The MP further drew the attention of the Prime Minister by saying that at many instances in recent time, Chinese troops have tried to enter into the state’s territory and build roads, recently in Bising Village in Tuting sub-division under Upper Siang district.
“India must protest against such incidents and asked China to respect the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the country for a peaceful co-existence, as envisaged in historical Panchsheel agreement,” Ering pointed out.
Ering further state that a few months back, the Siang river which is the lifelilne for the state turned black due to ill-intent projects and diversion of waters of Brahmaputra river by the Chinese authorities.
“The focus of the government must be on negotiating a water treaty with China for sustainable development of the region which will help the northeastern states of the country to have their natural rights of clean and continuous water,” Ering wrote.
The MP urged Modi to take up the issues with the Chinese president and stand up to the hopes and aspirations of the people of Arunachal Pradesh so that it help the people to reclaim ‘sanman’ (dignity), ‘samvad’ (dialogue), ‘samriddhi’(shared prosperity), ‘suraksha’ (regional and global security) and ‘sanskriti’ & ‘sabhayata’ (cultural and civilization links).
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