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.
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.
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”.
Considering China’s blabber on Arunachal Pradesh, it’s imperative India start raising oppression of Taiwan & Tibet on international forums.
— Onkar Pandey (@iOnkarPandey) April 19, 2017
From today, Indians will call Beijing – Bijanpur, how does renaming cities in other country help? Stupid chinese logic
— Dhiraj Ahuja 🇮🇳 (@DhirajAhuja1108) April 19, 2017
The act of China to rename places of Arunachal pradesh is a threat to Indian sovereignty.
China should be replied in his way.@narendramodi
— Deepak Sondhale (@DeepakSondhale) April 19, 2017
— Naveen Painuly (@naveenpainuly) April 19, 2017
The Chinese government is nothing but a playground bully, just like all Communist governments. Needs to be told off. #Arunachal Pradesh
— saurabh kishore (@wdamidoinhere) April 19, 2017
India – We have Arunachal Pradesh, we have Dalai lama, we have the free tibet government and Tibetan people
China – We have the names
— Gaurab Mukherjee (@gaurab_27) April 19, 2017
Members of China’s CPC ¬ ordinary Chinese have trouble pronouncing Buddhist names in “Arunachal Pradesh”.Thus,the renaming exercize
— RAJAT BANERJEE (@rajsban) April 19, 2017
— sudheer kumar (@sudheergodara) April 19, 2017
If you go historically even entire China was part of Mahabharath. It was controlled by Bhima , his wife & sons. “Arunachal Pradesh”
— Madhav (@mahesh10816) April 19, 2017
— Reforming India (@ReformingIndia0) April 19, 2017
China announces standardised six names in Arunachal Pradesh ! what right does China have on our territory ? India should foot down on China
— Shanti Lalan (@lalanshanti) April 19, 2017
— ALOK KUMAR (@alok_ee) April 19, 2017
We renamed china as greater Arunachal Pradesh.. Who d hell is china to do so.??
— NIshant (@tnahsinn) April 19, 2017
— Satya Rao (@snrao57) April 19, 2017
— खान भाई (@spent_on_you) April 19, 2017
@narendramodi sir why don’t we strongly show China that Arunachal Pradesh is our state.. It’s our country’s part ?
— Prithu Garg (@gargsahab7333) April 19, 2017
Worry less about Balochistan and more about Arunachal Pradesh
— मास्टरनी दीदी (@DrAnitaHada) April 19, 2017
— Amit Sharma ‘Rajput’ (@AmitVaani) April 19, 2017
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.