Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Where do we belong..India or China?

Imagine one fine morning, you woke up to be told that henceforth you are a Chinese national. What would be your reaction? Absurd...but it may be reality in near future, considering the repeated claims made by the Chinese Government and the recent statement made by Chinese Ambassador to India Sun Yuxi prior to the visit of Chinese President Hu Jintao-

"In our position, the whole of the state of Arunachal Pradesh is Chinese territory. And Tawang is only one of the places in it. We are claiming all of that. That is our position." Full story here.

and the option kept open for compromises in settlement of border dispute and settlement of issues based on give and take (it was speculated in the media that India may give up its claim to Aksai Chin in return for China giving up its claim on Arunachal Pradesh, though to be rejected by the officials later).

The above claim though,
was refuted by External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee saying Arunachal Pradesh is an integral part of India, the other day.

But still, with the people being kept dark about the "guiding principles" of settlement of boundary disputes and option kept open for compromises on the basis of give and take for settlement of boundary dispute, it may happen to the people of Arunachal Pradesh to sleep in India today and waking up at China the next day.


Post a Comment