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Indian MPs receive threatening messages from Chinese embassy: Find out why

31/12/2021 at 5:54 PM

New Delhi, Dec 31: The Chinese Embassy has sent a letter to some Indian Members of Parliament showing its displeasure about the Indian MPs attending a meet organized by the Tibetan government in exile.

The MPs who attended the meeṭing were Jairam Ramesh, Manish Tiwari, Sujeet Kumar, Rajeev Chandrashekhar, Ramdas Athawale, Maneka Gandhi.

The letter by Political Counsellor, Chinese Embassy to India Zhou Yongsheng called out the meeting between the Indian and Tibetian leaders and cautioned the Indian MPs to not engage with “out-and-out separatist political group and an illegal organization”. 

“The Indian government has recognized that the Tibet Autonomous Region is part of the territory of the People’s Republic of China” and Beijing “firmly opposes any anti-China separatist activities conducted by “Tibetan independence” forces in any capacity. You are a senior politician who know the China-India relations well. It is hoped that you could understand the sensitivity of the issue and refrain from providing support to the “Tibetan independence” forces”, the letter further read.

However, not all MPs have got the letter. When asked, MP Manish Tiwari who was present at the event said “Neither have I received any letter nor will I demean or diminish myself by responding to such imbecile missives. Had Wang Yi written perhaps I would have considered responding.” Meanwhile, Tibetian Government has also reacted to the issue. Tenzin Lekshay, Spokesperson of the Central Tibetan Administration said, “Tibet issue is certainly not an internal issue of China. Whatever happens in Tibet is a serious matter of concern for all the people around the world. China must stop growling here & there all the time.”

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