Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has said that Arunachal Pradesh has always been an integral part of India and will remain so and the Chinese map showing the northeastern state as its part will not change the reality.
This “simple fact” was conveyed by the Prime Minister to a delegation of All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union which met him here yesterday, AAPSU president Takam Tatung said. “Arunachal Pradesh has always been an integral part of India and will remain so,” Tatung quoted Singh as saying.
On the issue of China issuing stapled visa to residents of Arunachal Pradesh, Singh said the Centre was putting its sincere efforts to solve the problem at the earliest.
The Prime Minister said Arunachal Pradesh cannot remain in isolation and the fruit of development should reach there like the rest of the country.
News Source : Assam Tribune
While Arunachal Pradesh is an integral part of India, as prime minister of India opines, many in Arunachal Pradesh or North East India questions that if India is an integral part of Arunachal Pradesh or any other ethnic group of North East India!
Every one should remember a historic fact that India became republic in 26 January, 1950 and many ethnic groups in North East India has been in the same condition post and pre 26 January 1950. The big question remains if policies of Indian Government have been able to include these ethnic groups in its growing GDP!
Source : Internet forums