Chinese bid to ‘renaming’ uncalled for: AAPSU

Chinese bid to ‘renaming’ uncalled for: AAPSUechonewsmark

ITANAGAR, Apr 20: The All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU) has termed the “sudden retaliatory” move of the Chinese govt renaming six places in Arunachal in the backdrop of His Holiness Dalai Lama’s recent visit to the State as intriguing and unnecessary interference in the internal affairs of a sovereign nation.

Describing the “development” as uncalled for and unwarranted act on part of the Chinese govt, AAPSU, in a press note, said that it is a deliberate plan to create confusion and commotion for their long term “sinister” design in the international community.

Rejecting such renaming outright without the certification from the indigenous populace of Arunachal Pradesh, AAPSU said: “History is the living witness that Arunachal was never a part of China at any given point of time. And such parochial approach and idea won’t have any takers in the state of Arunachal Pradesh who are one of the most patriotic people in the country.”

Meanwhile, the Union has urged upon the state govt to take serious note of its repeated request on the issue of CoSAAP saying “any wavering on part of the state govt in the sensitive issue of enhancing the age limit from 58 to 60 years and the issue of NOC will not be tolerated at any cost.”

The state govt must be sensitive as well as sympathetic to the hope and aspirations of thousands of youths in the state who are desperately looking out for one opportunity in realizing their dream instead of encouraging a “state of stagnation”, felt AAPSU.

The proposed state cabinet meeting slated for tomorrow must also take into consideration the “deteriorating” academic atmosphere in higher institutes of learning like NERIST and NIT in our state and specific “corrective” suggestion must be conveyed from the state govt to MHRD for appointment of regular Directors in both the institutions.

AAPSU also reminded the state govt to reconsider the “winding up” of engineering wings in depts. like Education, Sports and Tourism. Such move would have adverse effect in the overall growth of the departments as well as it would lead to unemployment problems, it said.

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