China’s move inviting Hurriyat leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq for a visit is “unrelated” to India allowing the Dalai Lama to tour Arunachal Pradesh, said Chinese scholars on Monday and 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 is not interfering in the dispute over Kashmir between India and Pakistan despite Beijing’s invitation to the Mirwaiz.
The Kashmiri leader’s expected visit to China comes after the Dalai Lama toured the northeastern Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh, which Beijing says is disputed.
Media speculations earlier suggested that China’s move to invite the Mirwaiz is “a counter-measure” by Beijing.
(Based on Media Reports)