Post Isa Visa Drama, Another Dissident Denied Welcome
NEW DELHI: After its U-turn cancelling a visa granted to Chinese dissident Dolkun Isa, India has denied visas to another Chinese dissident, Lu Jinguh, and activist Ra Wong, who were coming to India to attend a conference in Dharamsala on democracy and China.
“As far as Lu Jinghua’s visa is concerned, her documents were illegible and there was inconsistency with the purpose of her visit. So far 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.
Jinguh is a well-known Tiananmen activist while Wong is a Hong Kong-based activist. Jinguh, a US national of Chinese origin, had applied for an e-visa on April 20 while Wong, a student activist associated with Hong Kong SAR, applied for an e-visa on 21 April. According to reports, Jinguh claimed 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 an email confirmation for the electronic visa.
Earlier this week, the visa to Isa, a leader of World Uyghur Congress (WUC) was cancelled.