Wednesday, November 25, 2009
The Mirwaiz and China
Why don't he stay in China?
He could be sent by Beijing to Xinjiang to preach there.
It will not be a loss for India and the J&K State.
'Mirwaiz invite not linked to Dalai Lama's AP trip'
STAFF WRITER 17:58 HRS IST
Beijing, Nov 23 (PTI) China's invitation to Hurriyat leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq for a visit is "unrelated" to India allowing the Dalai Lama to tour Arunachal Pradesh, Chinese scholars said today as they asserted that Beijing was "not that petty-minded to take revenge."
Chinese experts, quoted by People's Daily, the mouthpiece of the ruling Communist Party say China as well as its affiliate Global Times, say China is not interfering in the dispute over Kashmir between India and Pakistan despite Beijing's invitation to the Mirwaiz.
Farooq's expected visit to China comes after the Dalai Lama toured Arunachal Pradesh, the northeastern state which Beijing says is disputed.
The reports noted that there is speculation that China's move to invite the Mirwaiz is "a counter-measure" by Beijing.