Mumbai: Asaduddin Owaisi, chief of AIMIM asked a series of questions to the government over Indo-China face-off in the Galwan Valley.
On Saturday, taking to the microblogging site Twitter, Owaisi said that statements of Prime Minister’s Office and MEA S Jaishankar over the Galwan valley are contradicting each other as formerly they said that “there have been no intrusions” while latter has said that “Chinese departed from consensus to respect LAC in Galwan.”
Asking a series of questions, Owaisi tweeted a thread on Twitter.
“According to PMO India, there’s been no Chinese occupation of our territory. So I have a few questions: 1. Why’d our 20 soldiers die if not while throwing out the Chinese from our territory? 2. No PM has the power to gift Indian territory to anyone without parliamentary approval,” Owaisi tweeted.
“3. As Manmohan Bahadur, Air Vice Marshal (Retd) pointed out, Galwan was always on the Indian side of LAC.
4. The Chinese have been claiming that #GalwanValley is theirs. By saying that there is no Chinese occupation, isn’t PMO India endorsing this stand? 5. If there have been no Chinese incursions, no occupation of Indian territory then why is the IAF making this statement? 6. So confusing that PMO India and Dr. S Jaishankar are contradicting each other. Former says there are no intrusions; the latter says: Chinese departed from consensus to respect LAC in Galwan – Chinese sought to erect a structure in Galwan on our side of LAC,” he further added.
“7. Are Chinese still in possession of territory at patrol point 14 in Galwan Valley, where 20 bravehearts were killed? Is this territory on the Indian side of the LAC or the Chinese? 8. What is the situation at Pangong Tso lake? How much of territory falls on the Indian side?” he added.
“9. Will you publish an official map which shows how much territory at Galwan and Pangong Tso is exactly in Indian possession; especially in light of the killings? 10. Will you publish a whitepaper on the territorial situation in Ladakh for the period between 2014 and June 16, 2020?” Owaisi wrote in another tweet.
In the past 5 decades, this was the first violent face-off between both the countries were 20 Indian and 40 Chinese soldiers lost their lives.