China on Monday opposed Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s visit to a place in Arunachal Pradesh that Beijing has claimed as its own and renamed as Zhangnan.
However, Amit Shah replied against this protest. He said that no one can question India’s territorial integrity. He said that no one can take even an inch of our land.
The Home Minister had reached Kibithu, a border village in Arunachal Pradesh and the easternmost point of India, to launch the ‘Vibrant Village Programme’. China objected to his visit.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said Amit Shah’s visit to Arunachal ‘violates China’s territorial sovereignty and is not conducive to peace in the border region’.
A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman told a news briefing earlier in the day that China firmly opposes Home Minister Amit Shah’s visit to Arunachal Pradesh.
This is part of Amit Shah’s two-day tour. He is also going to visit Assam. Meanwhile, Amit Shah has said that the army is ensuring that no one encroaches on Indian territory.
Amit Shah said, “Before 2014, the entire Northeast region was known as a disturbed area, but in the last 9 years, due to PM Modi’s ‘Look East’ policy, Northeast is now considered which contributes to the development of the country.
Complimenting the Army and the Border Police, he said, “Today the whole country can sleep peacefully in their homes as our ITBP jawans and army are working day and night on our borders. Today we can proudly say that no one has the power to cast an evil eye on us”.
Last week, China renamed some places in Arunachal Pradesh which it claims as part of its territory.
China released the third set of Chinese, Tibetan and Pinyin names for Arunachal Pradesh. The first batch of standardized names of six places in Arunachal was released in 2017, and the second batch of 15 places in 2021. Behind this, China keeps doing such activities to maintain its claim on Arunachal Pradesh. That matter was also related to him.
China’s Ministry of Civil Affairs had last week released new names of 11 places for Arunachal Pradesh. What China calls “Zangnan, the southern part of Tibet”.
The names that China changed included two land areas, two residential areas, five mountain peaks and two rivers.