New Delhi: India’s granting of visa to Germany-based Uyghur activist has sparked a controversy which revolves around Masood Azhar, Chief of Jaish-e-Mohammad, and the sensitive question of controlling the proliferation of terrorism in both the countries.
Dolkun Isa is a Uyghur activist who is being accused by China for acts of terrorism in the Xinjiang region, a political hotspot where the Chinese government faces constant attacks from its Uyghur population. China has listed Isa in the Interpol list since 1997.
But India’s granting of visa to Dolkun Isa has a political resonance, mainly because China has remained stiff-spine about declaring Jaish-e-Mohammad Chief Masood Azhar as a terrorist. By granting visa to this particular Chinese dissident, it has caused an unpleasant ripple in the land of the Dragon.
Chinese Foreign Ministry had earlier stated that bringing Isa to justice was the due obligation of relevant countries.
Ministry of External Affairs, Vikas Swarup, had to say this on the issue, “We have seen media reports on his visit, at this moment we are trying to ascertain the facts.”