Source: News Bharati English17 Nov 2016 11:32:31
New Delhi, November 17: In another example of what can be called as an unjust move by China, Manager of the Indian badminton contingent has been denied visa by the Chinese authorities. Bamang Tago was denied to travel to Fuzhou for the ongoing China super series premier badminton tournament.
Bamang Tago who resides in Arunachal Pradesh is also the secretary of Arunachal Pradesh Badminton Association. He was denied for his visa by the Chinese embassy in New Delhi, the reason being mentioned as he has Arunachal domicile. Tago was shocked on the action by the embassy. He applied for his travel documents on November 10.
In an interview the Indian manager said that he have been in Delhi since November 10 but have not been granted the visa. “I am the manager of the Indian team and they are already there playing in the first round but I am stuck here,” he said. “When I checked with the Chinese Embassy about the status of my visa application, I was told by embassy officials that since I belong to Arunachal Pradesh, an approval from Beijing is required. There has been no response from the Chinese Embassy since then.” Tago further said.
Minister of state for home state affairs Kiren Rijiju assured the manager that he would look into the matter and get back with something positive as soon as possible. Badminton Association of India (BAI) had submitted all required documents of members of the Indian contingent at Chinese Embassy in New Delhi several weeks back for obtaining the travel documents but the territorial dispute of Arunachal Pradesh between India and China has put the future of the indigenous people of Arunachal in uncertainty.
This was not the first example as, in 2011, a five-part karate group on its approach to Quanzhou to participate in the Asian Karate-do title was prevented by Indian migration authorities at IGI airplane terminal at New Delhi for having stapled visa issued by the Chinese Embassy. In January 2012, again a group of Arunachal weightlifters was kept from loading onto their flight for having stapled visas