Indian Sports Minister Refuse To Visit China After Visa Denial To The Indian Athletes
Delhi/Hyderabad, Sept 22 (Maxim News): Sports Minister Anurag Thakur has cancelled his visit to China for the Asian Games after three Arunachal Wushu athletes were denied regular Chinese visas for participating in the Games.
Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson, Arindam Bagchi said that India reserved the right to take measures to safeguard its interests.
“As a mark of our protest against the Chinese action, the Minister of Information and Broadcasting and Youth Affairs and Sports of India has cancelled his scheduled visit to China for the Games. The government of India reserves the right to take suitable measures to safeguard our interest, Bagehi said.
The MEA spokesperson said that India rejects the treatment of its players by Chinese authorities. The government of India has learnt that the Chinese authorities have, in a targeted and pre-meditated manner, discriminated against some of the Indian sportspersons from the state of Arunachal Pradesh by denying them accreditation and entry to the 19th Asian Games in Hangzhou, China, he said.
“In line with our long-standing and consistent position, India firmly rejects the differential treatment of Indian citizens on the basis of domicile or ethnicity. Arunachal Pradesh was, is and will always remain an integral and inalienable part of India, Arindam Bagchi added.
Two of the wushu players hailing from Arunachal Pradesh, Onilu Tega and Mepung Lamgu who were approved to take part by the Hangzhou Asian Games 2023, Organising Committee were unable to download their accreditation cards – which act as visas to enter China.
The third athlete Nyeman Wangsu, who managed to download her accreditation, was informed that she would not be allowed to travel beyond Hong Kong. The athletes were to take part in individual events of the martial arts sport. The Ministry of External Affairs said that a protest had been lodged in New Delhi and Beijing.
“A strong protest has been lodged in New Delhi and Beijing against China’s deliberate and selective obstruction of some of our sportspersons. China’s action violates both the spirit of the Asian Games and the rules governing their conduct, which explicitly prohibits discrimination against competitors from member states, Bagchi said. (Maxim News)
Next Story :
Hyderabad: The two day 8th International Conference on Research in Intelligent Computing in Engineering (RICE-2023) organized by the Department of Computer Science and Information Technology, School of Technology, MANUU and Universidad Don Bosco, El Salvador, Central America ended successfully with a keynote session “A review of AI and ML applications for Computing Systems”, by Prof. Atul Negi, Dean, School of Computer and Information Sciences, University…
Hyderabad, December 4: Following the Congress party’s emphatic victory in the recent elections, Hyderabad District Congress Committee (DCC) President Sameer Waliullah conveyed his heartfelt congratulations to the entire party, attributing the success to the collective effort of every member.
Hyderabad, Dec 4 (Maxim News): Cyclone Michaung led to flight disruption on Monday at Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Shamshabad, impacting air travel due to adverse weather conditions and heavy rains in parts of Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu.
Delhi/Hyderabad, Dec 4 (Maxim News): A bill to establish a central tribal university in Telangana was introduced in the Lok Sabha today by education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan.
Now you can get the latest stories from Indtoday on Telegram every day. Click the link to subscribe. Click to follow Indtoday’s Facebook page, Twitter and Instagram. For all the latest Hyderabad News updates