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India cancels visa to Uyghur leader Dolkun Isa

India cancels visa to Uyghur leader Dolkun Isa
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India has cancelled a Visa granted to Chinese dissident Dolkun Isa. Dolkun Isa is a leader of World Uyghur Congress (WUC) and he lives in Germany.

Chinese government consider him a terrorist and a red corner notice issued against him by Interpol. Dolkun Isa was going to attend a conference in Dharamsala.

The visa issued on April 16 was cancelled on April 23, the sources said. China expressed its unhappiness on this decision and requested India no reconsider the decision as Dolkun is a terrorist and red corner notice was issued for him by Interpol.

Some quarters had perceived the visa granted to Dolkun, a leader of the World Uyghur Congress (WUC), as a response to China blocking India’s bid to sanction Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar at the UN Security Council.

China’s foreign ministry had reacted angrily to the granting of the visa and said “Dolkun Isa is a terrorist on red notice of Interpol and the Chinese police. Bringing him to justice is a due obligation of relevant countries.”

The Uyghur are a Turkic ethnic group residing in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in China.

They are also living in Central Asian countries of Kazakhstan,Kyrgyzstan, and Uzbekistan, and in Turkey.