India has cancelled the visa of Chinese dissident leader and Uighur activist Dolkun Isa after a protest by Beijing, reports BBC.
Isa, chairman of the World Uighur Congress, was due to attend a conference next week in the northern Indian town of Dharamsala. He said he was “disappointed” by the Indian government’s action.
Earlier reports said Delhi had granted Isa a visa after China blocked India’s bid to get the UN to ban Jaish-e-Muhammad chief Masood Azhar.
The Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson, Hua Chunying, had criticised India’s move and described Isa as a “terrorist” with an Interpol red-corner notice against him, leading to Delhi rescinding his visa.