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Youngster from Arunachal reportedly abducted by China still missing, informs Police

Youngster from Arunachal reportedly abducted by China still missing, informs Police

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  7 April 2020 7:49 AM GMT

GUWAHATI: Police is yet to trace a youngster from Arunachal Pradesh reportedly abducted by China's People's Liberation Army on March 19 from Asapila sector.

According to reports, Togley Singkam along with two of his friends had gone fishing.

"While his other two friends could successfully escape, Togley Sinkam was abducted at gunpoint by the Chinese security personnel," stated a memorandum to the Governor.

His family had filed a complaint with the police.

China has often objected to the visit of Indian delegation to Arunachal.

China which considers Arunachal Pradesh as part of south Tibet has been involved in a longstanding territorial dispute with India over Arunachal Pradesh.

Recently, China was unhappy with Home Minister Amit Shah’s visit to Arunachal Pradesh.

Shah was attending the 34th Statehood Day Function of Arunachal Pradesh in Itanagar.

Calling this visit a violation of “territorial sovereignty and sabotaged political mutual trust,” China’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said, “China’s position on the eastern sector of the China-India boundary, or the southern part of China’s Tibet region, is consistent and clear.”

“The Chinese government has never recognised the so-called ‘Arunachal Pradesh’ and is firmly opposed to the Indian politician’s visit to the southern part of China’s Tibet region as it violated China’s territorial sovereignty, undermined stability of the border area, sabotaged political mutual trust, and violated relevant bilateral agreement,” he added.

He urged the Indian side to stop complicating this issue further.

When Defence Minister Rajnath Singh visited the border area of Tawang recently for the Maitree Divas celebration to boost civil-military friendship, the Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesman said in Beijing: “The Chinese government never acknowledged the so-called Arunachal Pradesh.”

China considers Arunachal Pradesh as part of south Tibet.

The over 70-day Doklam standoff between the troops of India and China took place in 2017 in Doklam trijunction of Bhutan-India-China.

The stand-off took place after China attempted to extend a road in the Doklam area, to which the Indian personnel objected.

BJP member Tapir Gao had warned the government of Chinese interference in the region.

“I request the House and media to voice protest against this,” he had told the Lok Sabha last year.

“If a repeat of Doklam takes place, it will happen in Arunachal Pradesh because China has encroached 50-60 km area of the State,” he said, urging the government to take necessary steps.

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