Has Beijing cancelled Kailash Mansarovar Yatra for Indians? According to Indian media reports, China did not grant visas to a group of Indians who were planning to undertake the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra on Wednesday.
The reorganisation of the state of Jammu and Kashmir by the Indian government has triggered a chain of international reactions. After Pakistan threatened India with severe consequences, China later expressed unhappiness and called India’s decisions pertaining to Ladakh as being ‘unacceptable.’
China strongly condemned the decisions taken by New Delhi and warned India against any unilateral decisions in the context of Jammu and Kashmir. China is particularly irked at the bifurcation of the state into two union territories i.e. Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh. China also expressed concerns about the deployment of additional troops in Jammu and Kashmir and reiterated that China’s position on Kashmir is consistent and clear.
India was swift to respond to Chinese disagreement on the recent developments in Jammu and Kashmir. India maintains that Kashmir is a strictly an internal matter concerning the territory if India and also reminded China of the fact that both nations have agreed to maintain peace along their disputed border.