New Delhi: Lok Sabha Member of Parliament (MP) Takam Sanjoy has raised objections to China issuing stapled visas to the archers of his state, saying Arunachal Pradesh is an integral part of India.
Two women archers from Arunachal Pradesh have been stopped from going to China for a world championship, after Beijing issued them stapled visas as a mark that the border state was a 'disputed region'.
"In connection with the stapled visa, the Government of India should be very clear, and should continue having dialogues with China. Hence, whichever visa is used for other states in the country, the same visas should be used for Arunachal Pradesh, as we are a part of India. No need for India to accept stapled visas," said Sanjoy.
"We are Indians, and no force in the world can separate us, may be the roots are different, but still we are a part of this country," he added on an emotional note.
Arunachal East Lok Sabha MP and Minister of State for Minority Affairs Ninong Ering echoing similar sentiments on the issue called for boycotting cross border relations with China.