The state Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) today strongly condemn Chinese Embassy in Delhi on denial of visa to Bamang Tago Secretary of Arunachal State Badminton Association (ASBA) being a domicile of Arunachal Pradesh, Togo was nominated as manager of Indian Badminton team for the Thai hot China Open 2016 in Fuzhou for ongoing China Super Series Premier badminton tournament.
The state NCP sharing the deep sense of disappointment on the denied of visa to Shri Bamang Tago by the Chinese embassy who was to lead a 14-member Indian team including players and officials on the invitation of Fuzhou Municipal Sports Bureau to participate in the Thaihot China Open 2016 in Fuzhou, Cangshan District in Fujian province from 15th November 2016 onwards, the denied of visa to Tago is totally discrimination to the people of Arunachal Pradesh by the Chinese govt.
This is not for the first time that Arunachalee sportsperson has been denied visa by China. Earlier on several occasions Chinese issued stapled visa to Arunachalee citizen who wished to visit China. India does not recognise stapled visa and therefore do not allow them to travel. In the past too, the embassy had issued stapled visas to many dignitaries, officers and sports persons, including former Arunachal assembly speaker T L Rajkumar in 1983. Senior IAS officers Ganesh Koyu, Tape Bagra and Tajom Taloh, legislator C P Namchoom were issued stapled visas in 2007, and sportsmen Langkung Marik, Likha Tara, Likha Lej, Tage Saa and Rei Yadi in 2011, shooter Pemba Tamang in 2010 and Indian Weightlifting Federation joint secretary Abraham K Techi and weightlifter Yukar Sibi in 2011, besides two archers from the state – Yumi Sorang and Maselu Mihu – who were on their way to take part in the World Archery Championships at Wuxi in China in 2013.
The State NCP serious concerned on the Chinese government for politicising the visa to these sports persons by hurting their spirit and demoralizing them despite their hard work to reach in the international standard and goes against the Olympic spirit. And appeals the Govt. of India to take up the issue with Chinese counterpart to end this visa imbroglio to delivers justice to the people of Arunachal Pradesh in particular and India as a whole. The issue of Arunachal Pradesh remains unsettled because of the territorial dispute between India and China which has put the future of the Indigenous people of Arunachal in uncertainty.