No peace and tranquillity if there’s no status quo ante: Rahul Gandhi

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said there will be no peace and tranquillity if there is no status quo ante at the Line of Actual Control (LAC) with China.

He also asked why the government is insulting the sacrifices of Indian jawans.

“No status quo ante = No peace & tranquility. Why is GOI insulting the sacrifice of our jawans & letting go of our territory?” Rahul tweeted.

Rahul’s remarks came after Defence Minister Rajnath Singh made a statement in the Rajya Sabha, saying India and China have agreed on disengaging at the North and South Bank of the Pangong Lake in Ladakh and troops of both sides will remove the deployment.

“The agreement that we have been able to reach with the Chinese side for disengagement in the Pangong lake area envisages that both sides will cease their forward deployments in a phased, coordinated and verified manner. The Chinese side will keep its troop presence in the North Bank area to east of Finger 8.Reciprocally, the Indian troops will be based at their permanent base at Dhan Singh Thapa Post near Finger 3,” Singh said.

The Defence Minister said, “A similar action would be taken in the South Bank area by both sides. These are mutual and reciprocal steps and any structures that had been built by both sides since April 2020 in both North and South Bank area will be removed and the landforms will be restored.”