Arunachal Pradesh will welcome Dalai Lama

Arunachal Pradesh will welcome Dalai LamaChina has already warned that it would damage bilateral ties if India hosts Dalai Lama. Despite the warning, The Union government representatives will meet the Dalai Lama during his visits to Arunachal Pradesh in April. India cleared that the Tibetan spiritual leader is expecting to pay a religious visit to Arunachal Pradesh next month, and as a secular democracy it will never stop him from visiting any part of India.
China considered Dalai Lama as a threat. The trip would lead to ratchet up tension at a time while India is at odds with China on strategic and security issues amid Beijing’s growing ties with Pakistan.
It’s just one of the behavioural changes that you can notice. India is now more assertive,” says Union minister of state for home affairs , Mr. Kiren Rijiju.
Rijiju, is PM Modi’s man on Tibetan issue. He also added that he would meet the Dalai Lama, who is visiting the Buddhist Tawang monastery after an interval of 8 years.
Mr Rijiju also adde, “He is visiting the place as a normal religious leader; there is no such reason to stop him. His devotees are demanding to see him, what harm can he do? He is a lama.
The Chinese foreign ministry said on Friday the Dalai Lama’s visit will be harmful to the relationship of India-China ties and has warned New Delhi not to provide him a platform for anti-China activity.
China is lending hand to fund a new trade corridor through Pakistan and has also invested in other countries like Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, raising fears of strategic encirclement.
The chief minister of Arunachal Pradesh has met the Dalai Lama in New Delhi in October to officially invite him to visit the state.
In 2009 when the Dalai Lama visits Arunachal Pradesh, the chief minister of the state met him. This time the CM will be accompanied by Union minister Rijiju, a move which will assure Chinese about the trip is getting an official imprimatur.
India has been hurt by China’s refusal to let it join the Nuclear Suppliers Group, the global cartel that controls nuclear commerce.
India has also criticized Beijing for stonewalling its request to add the head of a banned Pakistani militant group to a UN Security Council blacklist.