Ignoring diplomatic norms, India disgraced at Airport the British MP leading Parliamentary Group on Kashmir
NEW DELHI - Ignoring diplomatic norms, India disgraced at Airport the British MP leading Parliamentary Group on Kashmir.
Indian officials denied a British lawmaker entry on Monday after she landed at New Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport, according to an accompanying aide.
A Labour Party Member of Parliament Debbie Abrahams, who chairs a parliamentary group focused on the disputed Kashmir region, was unable to clear customs after the Indian visa she presented was rejected, the aide, Harpreet Upal, told *The Associated Press*.
According to an official statement issued by Abrahams, she was told that her e-visa, that had been issued last October and was valid until October 2020, had been rejected.
“Along with everyone else, I presented myself at the immigration desk with my documents including my e-visa, had my photograph taken and then the official 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," she said.
“When he came back he was very rude and aggressive, shouting at me to ‘come with me'. I told him not to speak to me like that and was then taken to a cordoned off area marked as a deportee cell.
He then ordered me to sit down and I refused. I didn’t know what they might do or where else they may take me, so I wanted people to see me."