A British Parliamentarian, who has been critical of the Centre's decision to abrogate Jammu and Kashmir's special status, on Monday claimed that she had been denied entry to India despite having a valid visa, a charge the government outrightly rejected.
Debbie Abrahams, a Labour Party member and chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Kashmir, the purpose of which is to "highlight the abuses of human rights in J&K and to seek justice for the people," said that she arrived in Delhi on Monday morning and was informed that her e-visa, which was valid till October 2020, had been cancelled.
A Home Ministry spokesperson said the British MP had been duly informed that her visa was cancelled and she arrived in Delhi despite knowing this fact.
Later, Debbie took to Twitter and said that she was planning to visit Indian family in "Dehli accompanied by my Indian aide".
"I became a politician to promote social justice & human rights FOR ALL. I will continue to challenge my own Government & others while injustice & abuse is unchecked," she further wrote.
In response to some of the comments I was planning to visit Indian family in Dehli accompanied by my Indian aide. I became a politician to promote social justice & human rights FOR ALL. I will continue to challenge my own Government & others while injustice & abuse is unchecked https://t.co/YvCOPDmfeB— Debbie Abrahams (@Debbie_abrahams) February 17, 2020
For in-depth, objective and more importantly balanced journalism, Click here to subscribe to Outlook Magazine