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India cancels Uyghur leader Dolkun Isa’s visa after China protest

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NEW DELHI — India has canceled visa to dissident Uyghur leader Dolkun Isa who was expected to attend a conference to be held in Dharamsala in Himachal Pradesh, after strong protest from China.

China on Friday aired its concern over World Uyghur Congress (WUC) leader Dolkun Isa’s reported visit to India, saying he is a ‘terrorist’ on Interpol’s Red Corner and it is the obligation of all countries to bring him to justice.

Isa and other WUC leaders were granted visa to attend a meeting on democracy and China in Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh. Isa was also due to meet exiled Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama.

China, which considers WUC leaders as supporters of terrorism in its unstable Muslim-dominated Xinjiang province, had stated that Dolkun is a “terrorist” on Interpol’s Red Corner.

Xinjiang, which has more than 10 million Uyghur populace of Turkik- origin Muslims, has been on the boil for several years over Uyghur protests against the large-scale settlements of Han Chinese from different parts of the country.

China blames East Turkistan Islamic Movement (ETIM), a militant Islamist group, for terrorist attacks in Xinjiang and other parts of the country.

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NC consults experts on govt’s policies and programs

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KATHMANDU — The main opposition party, Nepali Congress, has taken suggestions from experts regarding the government’s policies and programs.

A meeting of the Nepali Congress parliamentary party convened at the parliamentary party’s office in Singha Durbar today consulted with the economists and former bureaucrats on the policies and programs of the government.

The government presented its policies and programs for the fiscal year 2018/19 in the Federal Parliament on Monday.

Deliberations will be held on the policies and programs in the House of Representatives and the National Assembly from Wednesday.

NC leader Dilendra Prasad Badoo, talking to the National News Agency, RSS, said that the meeting reviewed the government’s policies and programs and also discussed on issues the party would speak on in parliament.

Before this, the Nepali Congress had decided to put its views in parliament by forming thematic committees.

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