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Cong MP Manish Tewari demands Centre to initiate debate in Parliament over Chinese issue

In January this year, China had reportedly built a village in the disputed Indian territory of Upper Subansiri district.

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New Delhi: Congress MP Manish Tewari on Tuesday expressed concern over the alleged Chinese intrusion in Arunachal Pradesh and Ladakh stand-off, demanding that the Centre must initiate a debate in Parliament on the same and apprise about the present situation in the House.

“There was a worrying report that in Arunachal Pradesh’s Upper Subansiri district, China had intruded and set up a village in our Indian territory. The Government has not given any clarification on this so far,” the former Union Minister said, while raising the Chinese issue, during Zero Hour in the Lok Sabha.

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In January this year, China had reportedly built a village in the disputed Indian territory of Upper Subansiri district.

Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu had then said that the area where the Chinese carried out infrastructural development, was under their occupation since 1959.

Last week, Lok Sabha MP from Arunachal Pradesh Tapir Gao said that no Chinese ‘incursion’ took place in Arunachal Pradesh under the current dispensation led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and whatever had happened, it was during the Congress rule.

Arunachal Pradesh shares 1,080-km boundary with China. Tewari also mentioned about the Ladakh stand-off in the House.

“I request the Government to initiate a debate on this issue in the House. The government must apprise the people about the present situation,” the Congress MP from Anandpur Sahib said.

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