ITANAGAR, April 11 � The All Arunachal Pradesh Students� Union (AAPSU) today protested against the recent statement made by China on Arunachal Pradesh and said the state was an integral part of India, reports PTI.
�Our state is not a disputed territory, but an integral part of India. We strongly oppose the remark made by Beijing,� AAPSU president Kamta Lapung said here.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hu Chunying had recently said that there was a �huge dispute� with India over Arunachal Pradesh and it was an �undeniable fact�.
�On many occasions we have been protesting such attitude of China and we have nothing to do with Chinese authorities,� Lapung added.
North East Students� Organisation coordinator Bai Sonam said China had no valid reason to claim any parts of the state. �Stapled visas are issued to the Arunachalees because of weakness of the Centre,� he said.
Referring to the imposition of the Armed Forces Special Powers� Act (AFSPA) in 12 districts of the state, the student body said it would resort to a series of agitations till the draconian Act was withdrawn.
�AFSPA is nothing but a licence to kill innocent people in a peaceful state like Arunachal where not a single insurgent group exists,� Lapung said, adding, if the Centre felt insurgents from neighbouring states had sneaked into Arunachal, it could launch a massive army operation instead of imposing AFSPA.