Dalai Lama is free to travel any part of India: BJP

China considers Arunachal Pradesh as part of southern Tibet and routinely objects to visits by Dalai Lama, Indian leaders as well as foreign dignitaries.

By: ANI | New Delhi | Published:October 29, 2016 3:53 pm
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Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP) on Saturday expressed that Dalai Lama is free to travel to any part of the country and added that these allegations by the China would not help Bilateral relations. “As far as whoever wants to visit any part of India, they can do so and these kinds of comments are uncalled for and they do not help in Bilateral relations in any way,” BJP spokesperson Nalin Kohli said.

China on Friday warned India that bilateral ties may suffer “damage” and peace and stability of the border areas could be affected if it allows Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama to visit Arunachal Pradesh, which Beijing claims is part of southern Tibet.

China considers Arunachal Pradesh as part of southern Tibet and routinely objects to visits by Dalai Lama, Indian leaders as well as foreign dignitaries.

The border dispute covers the 3,488-km long Line of Actual Control (LAC).

India asserts that the dispute covered Aksai Chin area which was occupied by China during 1962 war.

On October 24, China took exception to the visit by Richard Verma, the US envoy in India, to Arunachal Pradesh which it claims as southern Tibet, saying any interference by Washington in the Sino-India boundary dispute will make it “more complicated” and “disturb” hard-won peace at the border.

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    Nik
    Mar 7, 2017 at 10:34 am
    Your article is filled with typos. Hard to take this as serious journalism.
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      jayaram reddi
      Oct 29, 2016 at 1:13 pm
      India should consider Tibet as part of northern Arunachal Pradesh.
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        mathimathi
        Oct 29, 2016 at 3:12 pm
        Advice 56 inches chest to take a surgical strike on China to liberate tibet. no talk talk talk about tibet.
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          mathimathi
          Oct 29, 2016 at 3:09 pm
          chinese people never be destro cultural centres. some Hindus bhaktas r freed to travel to an Mt. Kailash Lake mansarovar, those are in china. Jumla Party don't irritate them. Send the dalai lama to tibet Jumla party govt if U had guts
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            Sarfaraz Abbasi
            Oct 29, 2016 at 2:03 pm
            So are Indians like Dawood Ibrahim, free to travel any part of the world.
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              ProdyotPran
              Oct 29, 2016 at 11:48 am
              Every time Dalai Lama or any foreign dignitary desires to travel to Arunachal Pradesh China floods us with letters of objections and caveats.lt;br/gt;-lt;br/gt;We must print a few envelops on whose covers it will be written - OBJECTIONS IGNORED - and then send an empty envelope to the Chinese emby each time they object.lt;br/gt;-lt;br/gt;Coming back to the point, it is high time we tell China in very clear terms that Arunachal Pradesh is an integral part of India. It's status is not negotiable. And hence, Arunachal Pradesh is non negotiable.lt;br/gt;-lt;br/gt;Did we not issue a similar statement to stan recently about Jammu and Kashmir?lt;br/gt;-lt;br/gt;Let China move brigades after brigades to its border with Arunachal Pradesh but Dalai Lama must visit Tawang, whatever.lt;br/gt;-lt;br/gt;Let us begin to stand with our heads held high.lt;br/gt;It has been a long time!lt;br/gt;-
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