According to reports by Indian media in Delhi, the latest smartphonelaunched in China contains maps showing Arunachal Pradesh as part of China. This is just another instance where Arunachal Pradesh is shown as “India Occupied China”. One of the most corrupt politicians of the ‘India-made’ state of Arunachal Pradesh Takam Sanjay, who is a Congress party MP in the state assembly has said that, “This is yet another attempt at painting a wrong picture on the territorial integrity of Arunachal Pradesh and we strongly protest this nefarious design.” He has Sanjay lodged a formal protest over Apple’s latest iPhone4 step with the Indian centralgovernment. Will this pet of the central government called Takam Sanjay also lodge a formal protest against the anti-tribal policies like constructionof mega dams, granting PRCs to non-tribals and gross irregularity and corruption in PDS in the state?
For a person on the streets of Itanagar or a remote village in Miao, it hardly matters whether it is they are in Indian territory or Chinese territory. But for the ministers it is a matter of serious concern. This is because they cannot indulge in rampant corruption under Chinese government. They will have to give up their luxurious life and live like any other common man and work for the public. All these media hype regarding Chinese claim over Arunachal is like making a mountain out of a mole hill. This is one issue which helps the ministers and politicians to distract the common man from the real issues and problems of day-to-day existence. Whether the tribes of Arunachal Pradesh are with China or India is secondary, whether these tribes will survive in the wake of 168 dams all over the state is the actual issue which should bother the people of Arunachal. The headache of the common man in Arunachal is mega dams being planned by India, not the so called Chinese claim which crops up now and then.
(Voice of people).