Guwahati: Denouncing the hopeless attitude of the Communist regime in Beijing to  rename several  localities of Arunachal Pradesh, a forum of nationalist citizens in eastern Bharat, urges the Union government in New Delhi to ratify its stand on Tibet as being an independent nation, so that China will never remain a neighbouring country for India. Patriotic Peoples’ Front Assam (PPFA) also asked the Chinese Communist leaders to respect the sovereignty of a nation which became their neighbouring country only after grabbing the land of 14 Dalai Lama.

“China does the tricks very often to draw the international media attention with an aim to cover up their invasion over the Tibetan people and their  holy land  in  the 1950s, following which Param Pavan Dalai Lama had to escape Potala palace and take refuge in Dharamshala of Himachal Pradesh in northern India. Indians are in unanimous to support the cause of Tibet even though New Delhi has not materialised their wish. Probably time has come to show Beijing its real face as an aggressor and morally support the decades-long movement for an independent Tibet,” said a statement issued by the PPFA.

Mentionable is that   the  Chinese civil affairs ministry announced its fourth list with so-called standardised geographical names for places, mountains, rivers, etc inside Arunachal Pradesh on  30 March 2024. It even called the hilly State as Zangnan and renamed over 30 places along the line of actual control (LAC), which Beijing often claims as part of southern Tibet.  New Delhi had promptly rejected the move terming it as a senseless attempt to invent those names. Indian foreign ministry on 1 April asserted that the change of names will not change the reality.


The author is a Guwahati-based journalist, who writes for various media outlets based in different parts of the globe.

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