Dalai Lama’s proposed visit to Arunanchal Pradesh has attracted yet another controversy, as a faction of the banned terror group ULFA in Assam, has threated the Dalai Lama. The threat was issued by the Paresh Baruah led faction of ULFA. As per available intelligence reports, Paresh Baruah is currently hiding in China. The threat states that Dalai Lama should be mindful of what he says, as it could create conflict in bilateral relations. The threat also talks about the cultural similarities between Assam and China. It further says that the group will not accept India’s views to be broadcast from Assam’s soil.
It may be recalled that Dalai Lama’s proposed visit had earlier attracted sharp criticism from China. The Chinese government had said that the visit would cause serious damage to the relations between China and India. China does not recognize Dalai Lama as a political leader, and asserts that he is just a separatist. The threat letter issued to Dalai Lama warns him not to speak anything against China. However, it remains to be seen if Dalai Lama will be affected by such threats.