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India denies visa to Chinese dissident, activist

After Cancelling Chinese Dissident Dolkun Isa’s Visa, India Has Denied Visas To Another Chinese Dissident Lu Jinguh And Activist Ra Wong Who Were Coming To Attend A Conference In Dharamshala On Democracy And China.

PTI | Updated on: 28 Apr 2016, 06:59:42 PM

New Delhi:

After cancelling Chinese dissident Dolkun Isa’s visa, India has denied visas to another Chinese dissident Lu Jinguh and activist Ra Wong who were coming to attend a conference in Dharamshala on democracy and China.

“As fas as Lu Jinghua’s visa is concerned, her documents were illegible and there was inconsistency with the purpose of her visit. Insofar as Ray Wong is concerned, there was data inconsistency in his documents. As such visas were not issued to both these individuals so question of revocation does not arise,” a government source said here.

Lu is a well-known Tiananmen activist, while Ra is a Hong Kong-based activist.

According to reports, Lu claimed that she was told that her visa was cancelled and was stopped from boarding an Air India flight from New York. She also claimed that she had received am email confirmation for an electronic visa.

Earlier this week, the visa to Isa, a leader of World Uyghur Congress (WUC) who lives in Germany and had been invited for the conference this week being organised by US-based ‘Initiatives for China’, was cancelled. The Indian action was seen by many as buckling under Chinese pressure.

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First Published : 28 Apr 2016, 06:58:00 PM