New Delhi: A UK opposition member of the British Parliament Debbie Abrahams who is critical of New Delhi's Kashmir policy, has alleged that she was unjustifiably denied entry to India on Monday.
However, government sources said that Abrahams "was not in possession of a valid visa to visit India. Entry into the country was therefore denied".
In a statement that was released on Twitter, Abrahams, who chairs a UK parliamentary group on Kashmir, said when she arrived at Delhi airport on about 8.50 a.m. on Monday where she was told that her e-visa issued in last October had been rejected.
She claimed that her visa was valid till October 2020 and she was visiting her Indian relatives. She was accompanied by her Indian members of staff.
Narrating her side of the story, she said the immigration official in New Delhi "looked at his screen and started shaking his head. Then he told me my visa was rejected took my passport and disappeared for about 10 minutes. When he came back he was very rude and aggressive as he shouted 'come with me'." (IANS)