Beijing: China's State media strikes again on Wednesday claiming that people of Arunachal Prsadesh are living a difficult life under the 'illigal' rule of India.
The official China Daily accused India and said, "Under India's illegal rule, the residents of Southern Tibet [as China refers to Arunachal Pradesh] live difficult lives, face various kinds of discrimination, and look forward to returning to China."
While, this is not the first time that China wanted something badly. During the recent visit of Dalai Lama to Arunachal Pradesh China said that the trip will 'negatively impact the settlement of the territorial dispute with India" adding that "we'll take further action to safeguard China's sovereignty." China claims Arunachal Pradesh as South Tibet, and describes the 81-yeae-old Dal ai Lama as a dangerous separatist.
India denounced both the clams.
Last week, Junior Home Minister Kiren Rijiju asserted that Arunachal Pradesh is an "inseparable part of India" and asked China to refrain from "interfering in India's internal affair," comments that earned him the wrath of state-run media in China which accused him of failing in attempts to be "cute".
While, India has said that the Dalai Lama is a spiritual leader for millions, he visited the northern border state for religious reasons. The Dalai Lama on his controversial tour said that "Tibet is a part of China but need more development."
He have visited Arunachal Preadesh six-times in the last eight-years.
"The region was seprated from China by teh so-called McMahon Line in the early 1990S, a line the foreign secretary of the British India, Henry McMahon, proposed as part of the Sima Accord, that was never validated", the paper read, slamming the Simla accord.
DALAI LAMA BETRAYED TIBETAN PEOPLE: CHINESE MEDIA
The paper also attacked the Dalai Lama over his visit to Arunachal, claiming "he wants to sell the land to a foreign country."
"How just hopes to add weight to his identity as a 'son of India' by selling the territory to India, ignoring the trouble he is causing for the settlement of China-India border issues, regional peace and stability," read the commentary, authored by Xu Rao, a strategic expert ion Beijing, accusing the Dalai Lama of betraying regional peace.
The commentary further reads, "His latest visit to the region, at the invitation of the Indian government, shows that he can't wait to give away Tawang district, the holy land of China's Tibet where the sixth Dalai Lama was born, in exchange exchange for India's support for the survival of his separatist group. His trip is testimony to his betrayal of himself, the people, the country,as well as regional peace."