New Delhi, April 25: Had India not cancelled the visa granted to Dolkun Isa and he been allowed to land in India, it would have been mandatory that he was detained and extradited. Since India is a member of the Interpol it becomes necessary that anyone with a red corner alert be detained and extradited.
Had India failed to do this, then it would have had a bearing on India related cases in which red corner alerts are issued. The issue would have become extremely complicated and could have led to non-cooperation from other nations, sources in the Home Ministry tell OneIndia while maintaining that it was not pressure from China that led them to change their decision.
India being a member of the Interpol would have had to arrest and extradite him on his arrival. It is not pressure from China that led to the change in this decision the official also informed. Had India permitted Isa to visit the country and not arrested him, it would have had a bearing on all the cases related to the Interpol, India is part of.
India had permitted a group of Uyghur separatist leaders to meet with the Dalai Lama at Dharmashala much to the displeasure of China. China had contended that Dolkun Isa is a terrorist who has a Interpol red corner alert issued against him.
Not Chinese pressure:
After the Visa was issued, China had objected to the same. The Home Ministry had said that it was verifying the facts behind this case. However after deliberations at the highest level it was decided to withdraw the visa granted to Isa.
Isa has been accused by China of bombings in the 1990s at Xinjiang and Toksu. He fled China and obtained a German citizenship.
There is also a red corner alert issued against him. It was after taking all these facts into consideration that the decision was taken the officer also informed.
The bigger issue for India was the Interpol. If a country is a member of the Interpol it is mandatory that the persons against whom there is a red corner alert is arrested. After the person is arrested it is also mandatory that the person is extradited to the country that he is wanted in.
In the Isa case, he kept asking India for an assurance that he will not be detained on arrival. India was not ready to give the assurance. India had said that it would study the issue. After the deliberations it was decided to withdraw the visa.