India cancels visa to exiled Uighur leader


India has withdrawn a visa to an exiled Uighur leader whom China has long branded a terrorist, provoking criticism from the opposition that it had buckled to pressure from Beijing. China blames unrest that has killed hundreds of people in its far western province of Xinjiang on Islamist militants looking to establish an independent state for the mostly Muslim Uighur ethnic minority. Dolkun Isa, executive chairman of the Munich-based World Uyghur Congress, planned to attend a conference this month in India’s northern hill town of Dharamsala, the seat of the Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama. Isa’s World Uyghur Congress…

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