India allows Uyghur leader, 8 Chinese dissidents to attend Dharamsala meeting

(From Hindustan Times)

Contrary to the perception that the Narendra Modi-led government denied visas to Chinese dissidents under pressure from Beijing, no less than eight Chinese activists and a prominent Uyghur leader are participating in the Dharamsala conference.

Yang Jiamil (left)

Yang Jiamil (left)

The three-day conference on ‘Strengthening our alliance to advance the people’s dream: Freedom, justice, equality and peace’ has been organized by US-based Chinese dissident Yang Jiamil without formal sanction either being sought or given by the Indian government.

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