THE Chinese embassy in New Delhi has recently issued stamped visas to some Kashmiris on a separate sheet of paper and not on their passports prompting India to lodge a protest, reported Press Trust of India (PTI) on Thursday. The visas were stamped on separate papers and not on passports, a practice started recently in the case of those hailing from Arunachal Pradesh, which Beijing said is a disputed territory. The action with regard to Kashmiri travellers is seen as an attempt by China to question status of Jammu and Kashmir as part of India. It is our considered view and position that there should be no discrimination against visa applicants of Indian nationality on the grounds of domicile for ethnicity. We have conveyed our well-justified concern to the Chinese government in this regard, Indian External Affairs Ministry spokesman Vishnu Prakash said. The visas are valid, was all a spokesperson of the Chinese embassy would say when asked about the practice of issuing standalone visas to Kashmiris. External Affairs Minister SM Krishna is likely to raise the issue with his Chinese counterpart during his visit to India Oct 26-27, top sources told IANS news agency. Yang will be here to participate in the trilateral meeting of the foreign ministers of India, China and Russia in Bangalore. Recently, China tried to block a development loan for India in the Asian Development Bank (ADB) on grounds that a part of the loan was meant for irrigation projects in Arunachal Pradesh.