No India visas for 2 more Chinese dissidents

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Lu Jinghua

New Delhi, April, 28 (CINEWS): India has rejected visa applications of two Chinese dissidents, who were to attend a conference on ‘Democracy in China’ in Dharamshala.

A government spokesperson said in New Delhi that the Lu Jinghua’s application has inconsistencies and much of the information was illegible. Ray Wong’s application has also inconsistencies and visas to both were rejected.

Ray Wong is an activist in Hong Kong championing the cause of democracy in mainland China, while Lu who is based in New York was a leader of the Tianenmen student uprising. ,

Lu said in New York that she had received an electronic visa and confirmation foir travel, but was stopped from boarding her Air India flight, after being informed that her visa had been cancelled.

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New Delhi had earlier this week withdrawn the visa granted to World Uyghur Congress (WUC) leader Dolkun Isa, who was to come to the conference from Germany where he lives. The conference is organised by US-based ‘Initiatives for Chin’ organization. Political analysts believe that India has yielded to Chinese pressure tactics and decided against hosting the dissidents, much to the chagrin of the supporters of the NDA government.

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