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India hits back at China over Shah’s Arunachal visit

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New Delhi, Feb 20 : India hit back at China on Thursday over Beijing’s hostile statement against Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s visit to Arunachal Pradesh, saying it did not stand to reason and understanding of India.

“Our position on Arunachal Pradesh is clear and consistent. Arunachal Pradesh is an integral and inalienable part of India. Indian leaders routinely travel to the state of Arunachal Pradesh as they do to any other state of India. Objecting to the visit of Indian leaders to a state of India does not stand to reason and understanding of the Indian people,” spokesperson of Ministry of External Affairs Raveesh Kumar said at a press briefing here.

Even as it is bogged down by the coronavirus epidemic, China on Thursday reopened a hostile front with India as Beijing “firmly opposed” Shah’s visit to Arunachal Pradesh on its statehood day and warned India against “complicating” the border issue.

Arunachal Pradesh became a full state from a Union Territory, 34 years ago on February 20. The region was part of British India in 1913-14 and formally included when the McMohan Line was established as the border between India and Tibet in 1938.

Disputing India’s sovereignty over Arunachal Pradesh, China’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang told the media in Beijing that “The Chinese government has never recognised the so-called ‘Arunachal Pradesh’ and is firmly opposed to Shah’s visit.”

China considers Arunachal Pradesh a part of southern Tibet region which it occupied in 1951. Geng said, “China’s position on the eastern sector of the India-China, or the southern part of China’s Tibet region, is consistent and clear.”

Geng said the visit “violated China’s territorial sovereignty, undermined the stability of the border area, sabotaged political mutual trust, and violated relevant bilateral agreement.”

He asked New Delhi not to take any actions which can “further complicate the border issue”.

“The Chinese side urges the Indian side to take concrete actions to uphold peace and tranquillity of the border area,” Geng said.

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Rahul flays violence against women, says it comes in many forms

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New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) After a video of a teenaged girl being beaten by her family members in Gujarat went viral on social media, former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi, here on Saturday, said it was not an isolated incident.

“The violence in this video is not isolated one. It’s an expression of what many Indian women have always faced. The violence comes in many forms and is sustained by a culture that glorifies symbols of womanhood, while simultaneously treating women with total contempt and disrespect,” he tweeted attaching a video where a group of men, reportedly her family members, beating the teenager.

The video shows men beating the teenager with sticks and also slapping and kicking her. It’s not yet clear why she was being beaten.

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After 70 yrs of India being self reliant,BJP just discovered it’s meaning: Ahmed Patel

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New Delhi, May 30: Senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel on Saturday said that since 1947 India has been self reliant but BJP discovered it’s meaning now.

“Since 1947 India has been self reliant.British left us with nothing,but successive govts made us self reliant in military & space capacity, food & milk supply and financial reserves,” he tweeted.

“After 70 yrs of India being self reliant,BJP just discovered it’s meaning.Better late than never,” Patel said on Modi’s self-reliant India campaign after government failed to control the spread of COVID-19.

“Which milestone is this government celebrating ?GDP growth between Jan 2020-March 2020 is 3.1% , lowest in 11 years . And this does not even take into account the impact of the Corona pandemic,” he said.

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Yashwant Sinha criticises Modi over economy

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New Delhi, Yashwant Sinha, a strong critic of the Narendra Modi government made a satirical remark against Prime Minister over the decline in economic growth rate as GDP growth between Jan 2020-March 2020 is 3.1% , lowest in 11 years .

“The sharp decline in economic growth rate in the first year of Modi-2 is not because of any fault of this govt but because of Pt Nehru. If he had not ruled India from 1947 to 1964 India today would be growing at double digit,”former Union Minister Yashwant Sinha tweeted.

” The growth figures of earlier quarters of the last fiscal had to be revised downwards because of the lockdown imposed on March 25. The govt cannot be blamed for this. I am warning all critics in advance,” he added.

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