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Twitterati left fuming after China announces ‘standardised’ names for six places in Arunachal Pradesh

Netizens have also started a campaign to boycott Chinese products.

By: Trends Desk | Kolkata | Updated: April 19, 2017 1:50:21 pm
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Days after Dalai Lama visited Tawang, China reaffirmed its claim over the state and announced ‘standardised’ official names for six places in Arunachal Pradesh. “China’s Ministry of Civil Affairs announced on April 14 that it had standardised in Chinese characters, Tibetan and Roman alphabet the names of six places in ‘South Tibet’, which India calls ‘Arunachal Pradesh’, in accordance with the regulations of the central government,” state-run Global Times reported.

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Though the Indian government is yet to react on the ‘renaming’ and issue a formal statement, the news spread like wildfire and Netizens were very irked. Indians took to social media to vent out their anger and thought that it’s a great violation of India’s sovereignty and claimed that Arunachal Pradesh is an integral part of India and that China has no right over it. Many angry Netizens also asserted that if “China can show such an audacity, India too should rename Tibet. China claims Arunachal as ‘South Tibet’ and hence issued a notice renaming six border areas.

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Many users on Twitter also urged the BJP and the Prime Minister Narendra Modi to send a strong message to the neighbouring nation and also asked that Arunachal too “deserves the same attention as Balochistan”.

The official names of the six places using the Roman alphabet are Wo’gyainling, Mila Ri, Qoidêngarbo Ri, Mainquka, Bümo La and Namkapub Ri. China had issued serious warnings to India after the Tibetian leader announced his Tawang visit. China had warned that it will take “necessary measures” to defend its territorial sovereignty and interests.

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