After a massive demonstration by Arunachal students at Itanagar on Monday, a patriotic forum ridiculed the Chinese government for its ‘unwanted exercise’ against India.
It may be noted that thousands under the banner of All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union (AAPSU), the apex student’s organisation in the state, demonstrated their angers against the Beijing administration for claiming many places of the state of its own and even renaming those unilaterally.
The demonstrators hit the street in the morning hours holding banners and placards and chanted patriotic slogans like Vande Mataram, Bharat Mata Ki Jay, We are Indians, Down with Beijing etc. They also burnt the effigy of Chinese President Xi Jinping during the demonstration.
Addressing the gathering, AAPSU president Hawa Bagang condemned the Beijing administration for showing the audacity to rename six places of Arunachal Pradesh as a mark of protest against the 14th Dalai Lama’s recent visit to the frontier state and asserted that Arunachal is an integral part of India. “The people of Arunachal hold strongest patriotism for India. We are neither Chinese, nor were under Beijing’s rule. Moreover, we don’t want to be under the Communist China regime. We are Indians by heart and will remain so,” declared Bagang.
Strongly criticizing the Beijing authority for its illegal occupation over Tibet and also greedy eyes on Arunachal Pradesh, the PPFA urged the Union government in New Delhi to take legitimate actions and also extend supports to the free Tibetan movement. The forum argued that China was never an immediate neighbour to India, but Tibet, and an independent regime in Lhasa would be safer for the country as a whole.
China became India’s neighbour after occupying Tibet in late 50s, added the PPFA statement.
“The Communist China should refrain from doing politics against a vibrant democracy like India as its citizens are patriotic in nature and always ready to sacrifice for their motherland. Beijing must realize that today’s India is not the same country of 1962 and there is no point to threat the Indians again and again with unwanted consequences,” concluded the statement.