Chinese tourists detained in India
Himachal Pradesh administration on Wednesday (July 8) apprehended some Chinese nationals near Kaloha in Kangra district of the state when they were trying to cross the state’s border without necessary documents as per the guidelines set by the state government. . The news agency ANI gave this information. Currently, the government has issued several guidelines to prevent the corona virus epidemic.
ANI quoted Kangra’s Superintendent of Police as saying, “Chinese citizens were stopped at our border in Kaloha last evening. They came for tourism purposes. So they were asked if they had met the Himachal government’s standard requirements. , Which mandated the corona negative test within five hours and five days of advance booking at the hotel … they had nothing of the sort. “
Earlier this month, the Himachal Pradesh government opened the doors of the state to tourists after a ban of about three months. However, during this period, it is necessary for visitors to follow certain standard operating procedures (SOPs). Chinese tourists were identified at border posts linked to neighboring states.
Kangra Superintendent of Police Vimukt Ranjan said that all the Chinese nationals have been detained and kept in the Institutional Quarantine Facilitation Center. Along with this, he told that Chinese tourists had not even registered themselves on the tourist site of the state. Corona test has been done on Thursday (9 July) for all Chinese citizens. Further action will be taken after the report arrives.
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The incident of detention of Chinese citizens has come at a time when there have been tense situations between India and China at several places along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh for the last three months. On 15 June, the situation worsened when violent clashes broke out between the armies of the two countries and 20 soldiers of the Indian Army were killed. According to US intelligence sources, about 35 Chinese soldiers were also killed in this incident. However, tension is less on the LAC now than before and both forces are retreating from the stalemate