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China denies visa yet again to Arunachal citizen

By SPL CORRESPONDENT

NEW DELHI, Nov 16 - China has yet again denied a visa to a resident of Arunachal Pradesh. Bamang Tago, Secretary of the Arunachal Pradesh State Badminton Association and the nominated manager of the Indian Badminton team for the Thaihot China Open 2016 in Fuzhou has been denied a visa by the Chinese Embassy on ground of Arunachal domicile.

Tago was to lead an Indian team of 14 including players and officials on the invitation of Fuzhou Municipal Sports Bureau to participate in the Thaihot China Open 2016 in Fuzhou in Fujian province, from November 15-20.

The office of Badminton Association of India (BAI) has submitted all required documents of the Indian contingent at Chinese Embassy New Delhi several weeks back for obtaining visas. All 13 members got their visa without any problem and they have left for Fuzhou on November 12 but without their Manager.

When an enquiry was made by Tago along with BAI official on November 14 about the delay, he was told that �it needs approval from China�.

Itanagar Correspondent adds: In 2011, a five-member karate team from Arunachal on its way to Quanzhou in Fujian province to take part in Asian Karate-do Championship was prevented by Indian immigration officials at IGI Airport, New Delhi for possessing stapled visa issued by the Chinese Embassy.

In January 2012, a team of Arunachal weightlifters were prevented to board their flight for possessing stapled visas. Further, in October 2013, two young archers from Arunachal could not participate in the Youth World Archery Championship in Wuxi in China as Indian immigration officials prevented them to board their flight for the same reason.

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China denies visa yet again to Arunachal citizen

NEW DELHI, Nov 16 - China has yet again denied a visa to a resident of Arunachal Pradesh. Bamang Tago, Secretary of the Arunachal Pradesh State Badminton Association and the nominated manager of the Indian Badminton team for the Thaihot China Open 2016 in Fuzhou has been denied a visa by the Chinese Embassy on ground of Arunachal domicile.

Tago was to lead an Indian team of 14 including players and officials on the invitation of Fuzhou Municipal Sports Bureau to participate in the Thaihot China Open 2016 in Fuzhou in Fujian province, from November 15-20.

The office of Badminton Association of India (BAI) has submitted all required documents of the Indian contingent at Chinese Embassy New Delhi several weeks back for obtaining visas. All 13 members got their visa without any problem and they have left for Fuzhou on November 12 but without their Manager.

When an enquiry was made by Tago along with BAI official on November 14 about the delay, he was told that �it needs approval from China�.

Itanagar Correspondent adds: In 2011, a five-member karate team from Arunachal on its way to Quanzhou in Fujian province to take part in Asian Karate-do Championship was prevented by Indian immigration officials at IGI Airport, New Delhi for possessing stapled visa issued by the Chinese Embassy.

In January 2012, a team of Arunachal weightlifters were prevented to board their flight for possessing stapled visas. Further, in October 2013, two young archers from Arunachal could not participate in the Youth World Archery Championship in Wuxi in China as Indian immigration officials prevented them to board their flight for the same reason.