Chinese dissidents will meet in India next week to discuss democracy

(From Deccan Herald)

Chinese dissidents from around the world will assemble in India next week to hold an international conference seeking transition to democracy in the communist country.

Dolkun Isa

Dolkun Isa

New Delhi not only gave its go-ahead to the organizers to hold the conference in India, but also granted visas to Chinese dissidents, including the World Uyghur Congress leader, Dolkun Isa, who has been dubbed as a “terrorist” by Beijing.

The conference will be held from April 28 to May 1 at Dharamsala in Himachal Pradesh – the seat of the Tibetan Government-in-Exile. Dalai Lama, who has been leading Tibetans’ struggle against Chinese rule in Tibet, will receive the delegates and address them.

New Delhi’s move, which is likely to raise hackles in Beijing, comes at a time, when India is upset over China’s decision to block the proposal to impose United Nations’ sanctions on Pakistan-based terrorist leader Moulana Masood Azhar. Read More

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