China denies visa to Indian badminton manager since he hails from Arunachal
In a shocking incident, Arunachal Pradesh State Badminton Association secretary Bamang Tago, who was nominated manager of the Indian badminton team for the ongoing Thaihot China Open championship 2016 in Fuzhou, has been denied visa by China.
According to a report in The Times of India, Tago was supposed to be travellling to China for the ongoinf Thaihot China Open tournament.
But the Chinese embassy in Delhi informed Tago that he was denied a visa because of his Arunachal domicile.
“The Badminton Association of India (BAI) had submitted all relevant documents of the Indian contingent at the Chinese Embassy several weeks ago for visa. All the 13 members got their visas and left for Fuzhou on November 12 but for the manager,” Tago is quoted as saying in the report.
India are now left without a manager.
This is not the first time that an incident like this has taken place. China has often claimed the state as their own territory and has rejected visa applications saying they feel residents of Arunachal do not need a visa to enter the country.