Archers denied boarding flight to China; Arunachal CM says issue will be taken up with EAM

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 11 October 2013, 01:52 PM

A day after Arunachal Archers were denied boarding flight to China, state Chief Minister Nabam Tuki said that Indians cannot be denied the right to travel and that the issue will be taken up with EAM.

“We are an integral part of India, we are Indians, we cannot be denied the right to travel, Tuki said, adding, “We will take issue up with EAM, want India-China to solve issue amicably.”

The contentious issue of China issuing stapled visas to residents of Arunachal Pradesh surfaced once again on Thursday, when two young women archers from the border state heading to Wuxi for Youth World Archery Championship, were prevented from boarding a China Southern Airlines flight at New Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport.

Mihu Maselo and Yumi Sorang, who were the only two Arunachal archers in the 24-member squad, were given stapled Visas issued on separate papers as the immigration officials prevented them from boarding the 11.10 pm flight to Guangzhou.

(With PTI inputs)

First Published: Friday, October 11, 2013 01:43 PM
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