India denies visas to China dissidents hoping to join democracy meeting


India has declined to issue visas to two Chinese activists hoping to attend a conference on promoting democracy, days after it revoked a visa for an exiled ethnic Uighur leader who China says backs militant violence. Lu Jinghua, a U.S.-based dissident, and Ray Wong, a pro-democracy activist, had applied for Indian visas to attend the meeting this week in the northern hill town of Dharamsala, the base of the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama. India rejects accusations that it is caving into Chinese pressure to stop dissidents travelling to the country. On Monday, India said it had cancelled…

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