New Delhi, April 25: India has cancelled visa granted to World Uyghur Congress (WUC) leader Dolkun Isa after China strongly took objection over the move of New Delhi. According to government sources, India withdrew visa granted to dissident Uyghur leader Dolkun Isa, citing Interpol’s red corner notice against him. Dolkun Isa, who lives in Germany, was supposed to attend a conference which was organised by the US-based ‘Initiatives for China’. Also Read - After Mumbai Power Blackout, Telangana Faced Cyber Attack Attempt by China | Here's What Happened
India’s decision to permit WUC leaders whom China regards as backers of terrorism in its volatile Muslim-dominated Xinjiang province was reported to be in response to Beijing’s blocking a ban on Jaish-e-Muhammad chief Masood Azhar in the UN. After the move, China strongly protested saying he is a “terrorist” on Interpol’s Red Corner and it is the obligation of all countries to bring him to justice. (ALSO READ: Ted Cruz, John Kasich announce strategic alliance to stop Donald Trump) Also Read - Chinese Cyberattack Behind Mumbai's Last Year Power Outage, Report Claims
“What I want to point out is that Dolkun is a terrorist in red notice of the Interpol and Chinese police. Bringing him to justice is due obligation of relevant countries,” said Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying. Also Read - Pakistan Ready to Resolve All Outstanding Issues With India Through Dialogue, Says Imran Khan
Xinjiang, which has over 10 million Uyghur population of Turkik origin Muslims, was on the boil for several years over Uyghur protests against the large-scale settlements of Hans from different part of the country. China blames East Turkistan Islamic Movement (ETIM), a militant Islamist group, for terrorist attacks in Xinjiang and other parts of the country.