India allows Uyghur, 8 Chinese dissidents to attend Dharamsala meeting

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  1. Syama Ayas

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    • Shishir Gupta, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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    Tibetan spiritual leader, Dalai Lama (centre), Tibetan PM in exile Lobsang Sangay (left) in Mcleodganj. (AFP File Photo)

    Contrary to the perception that the Narendra Modi-led government denied visas to Chinese dissidents under pressure from Beijing, no less than eight Chinese activists and a prominent Uyghur leader are participating in the Dharamsala conference.

    The three-day conference on ‘Strengthening Our Alliance to Advance the People’s Dream: Freedom, Justice, Equality and Peace’ has been organised by US-based Chinese dissident Yang Jiamil without formal sanction either being sought or given by the Indian government.

    Almost all the 69 foreign delegates, including president of the Uyghur American Association Ilshat Hasan, have travelled on tourist visas.

    The conference has been organised at Norbu House in McLeodganj, which is owned by Wangdu Tsewang, an Indian national of Tibetan origin and is part of the Dalai Lama’s set-up.

    Top government sources confirmed to Hindustan Times that delegates met the Dalai Lama on April 28.

    While the Dalai Lama spoke about secularism, ethics, compassion and harmony, Yang, head of the NGO Initiatives of China, talked about freedom from “Chinese tyranny and oppression”.

    While the Indian government has been accused of bending before Beijing by cancelling the e-visa granted to Dolkun Isa, the Germany-based head of World Uyghur Congress, has documentary proof which reveals the action had nothing to do with India’s China policy.

    The e-visa was erroneously issued to Isa on April 6 by the department of immigration as an Interpol red corner notice issued against him in 1998 did not show up in official records.

    Intelligence Bureau director Dineshwar Sharma severely upbraided the immigration department for its mistake and directed that all records be reconciled with those of agencies such as the CBI and Enforcement Directorate, sources said. The facts of the case were shared with the Prime Minister’s Office.

    The denial of tourist visas to two other Chinese dissidents, Lu Jinghua and Wong Toi Yeung, was on procedurals grounds.

    Lu’s application for an e-tourist visa was processed and rejected as the copy of the uploaded passport was not legible.

    In case of 22-year-old Wong, a Hong Kong resident who had applied for an e-tourist visa on April 21, discrepancies related to the uploaded passport were noticed in the application.

    “When the visa applications were processed, the immigration department did not even know they were dissident Chinese activists. These applications were processed and rejected as any other,” said a senior North Block official.

    http://www.hindustantimes.com/india...ala-meeting/story-LYMMqw1YWC80s9RplP1kpJ.html

    Modi Govt seems to be sending mixed messages to the Chinese

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  3. ezsasa

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    As expected, it was the commie MSM who had put news that modi did a u-turn.

    I would say modi govt is still guilty of not clarifying their stand, or rather no structured mechanism of clarifying false news stories.
     
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    modi not gonna say anything for those selfish traitors,

    let them make fool of themselves.
     
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    No outrage over this by China?
     
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    Update:
    India withdrew the Visa to WUC. :frusty:
     
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    AGAIN ? How many times is this going to happen? Just make up your mind government !!
     
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    I will wait till the Dharmshala meeting gets over to take a headcount of the number of Chinese/Tibetans/Uyghurs who attended it.
     

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