New Delhi: The Dalai Lama is on a week-long visit to Arunachal Pradesh since Tuesday which has made China furious. The trip has “severely damaged China-India relations” the foreign ministry of the neighbouring country has said.
China’s state run media has particularly expressed being upset with Prime Minister Modi. In an article in its official media it has been stated, “Unlike his predecessors, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi seems to have taken a different stance on the Dalai issue, raising public engagements with the monk and challenging Beijing’s bottom line.”
While Dalai Lama said to Indian media that Tibet is a part of China but needs development, Chinese foreign ministry has said he is a ‘separatist’ leader wanting to to separate Tibet from China.
Junior Home Minister Kiren Rijiju, who hails from Arunachal has said that this is a spriitual event and should not be politicised.