“Taking serious note of China establishing a village” in Upper Subansiri district in Arunachal Pradesh, the All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU) on Thursday staged vehement protest against China’s ‘expansionist’ move.
The AAPSU has demanded the Centre to take appropriate counter-measures and address the issue.
The protests follows reports that emerged on Monday that China had constructed a new village in Arunachal Pradesh inside the Indian Territory consisting of about 101 houses.
“Chinese claim over our state has given rise to myriad problems notably the stapled visa issue and Siang river imbroglio which still remains inconclusive till date despite the union bringing up the issue at the highest level several times,” AAPSU chief Hawa Bagang said.
Bagang stated that Arunachal Pradesh is an integral part of India and the people residing in the State are patriotic Indians.
“If the nation calls for duty, the youths are ready to stand up even with arms to defend the country,” he said.
Meanwhile, people in Arunachal Pradesh’s Upper Subansiri District on Thursday also staged demonstration.
Holding placards and raising anti-China slogans, the protesters took out a rally and burnt effigies of Chinese President Xi Jinping.
The protestors also raised slogans such as ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’, ‘We Are Indians’, and ‘China Go Back’.
Meanwhile, Congress MLA from Pasighat – Ninong Ering has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi apprising him about roads that are being constructed by the Chinese beyond last ITBP post at Dembem in Anini sector.
“If the Centre does not look into it, then, in future, Arunachal Pradesh and the nation might have to face a challenging situation,” Ering said in his letter to the Prime Minister.