April 26, 2017

'We are Indians, not Chinese': Arunachal Pradesh students slams China for renaming six places

Rebuking China for naming six places of Arunachal Pradesh on its map, the students union of the state on Monday held a protest rally against the move while criticising the state government for remaining silent on the issue.

The Arunachal Pradesh Students' Union (AAPSU) reached the streets of China with placards and banners in their hands, while shouting 'anti-China' slogans. They also burnt an effigy of Chinese President Xi Jinping.

To take revenge of the Dalai Lama's visit to Arunachal, China has renamed six places of the northeastern state as its own. Upset from the move, students Union said Arunachal Pradesh has never been a part of China.

"Arunachal Pradesh has never been a part of China and Arunachalees hold strongest patriotism for India.

"Arunachal is an integral part of India and if we go by history, people of the state had participated in the country's freedom movement. People here have never been under the Chinese rule," AAPSU president Hawa Bagang said.

He added that state government needs to address the matter seriously.

Naming the remote parts of Arunachal on the official map of China, Beijing had said Arunachal Pradesh is part of south Tibet with close Buddhist links with the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) in the Mainland.

China had said that the names were changed to show to India the “sovereignty” of the region.


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