Anti-China protest in Allahabad

      Protests were staged in Allahabad against China's objections to the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's visit to Arunachal Pradesh state. Raising anti-China slogans, the protesters burnt the Chinese flag. "We have taken China's comments very seriously and hence burnt the Chinese flag today," said Mukund Tiwari, a protester. On Tuesday, Beijing said it was "seriously dissatisfied" by the visit of the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's visit to a disputed Himalayan region. China's foreign ministry spokesman Ma Zhaoxu accused an unnamed Indian leader of ignoring China's concerns by visiting the State of Arunachal Pradesh. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had travelled to Arunachal Pradesh earlier this month for an election rally ahead of Tuesday's State Assembly polls. India and China fought a brief but bloody border war, partly over Arunachal Pradesh, in 1962, and while trade between the two has since flourished, the border disputes are yet to be resolved. There has been a flurry of reports in the Indian media of Chinese incursions along the border -- shrugged off by both governments. Also, the Government of India this month protested against a Chinese embassy policy of issuing different visas to residents of disputed Kashmir.

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