Indian government slammed and snubbed by UK Authorities over disgraceful act of deporting British MP
LONDON: Indian government slammed and snubbed by UK Authorities over disgraceful act of deporting British MP.
The Indian government’s decision to deny entry to prominent politician and Labour MP Debbie Abrahams caused outrage in the UK as politicians and media united to condemn the Indian regime for barring her entry because she speaks in favour of the oppressed people of Kashmir and has strongly condemned Modi for India's anti-Muslim citizenship laws.
Politicians called on the Indian Government to explain why the Labour MP from Oldham East and Saddleworth was denied entry to the country despite having a valid visa. *The Guardian, the Times, BBC, Sky, The Independent, Mirror, The Independent* and dozens of other media published news of the MP being barred, condemning the Indian government’s intolerance.
Debbie Abrahams, who is Chair of the British Parliament’s All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Kashmir, was told her visa had been rejected when she arrived in Delhi.
She was subsequently taken to a "deportee cell" and put on a plane to Dubai.
Debbie Abrahams, speaking from Dubai, said the authorities there had taken her passport from her and demanded details of her social media accounts.
"I'm not in a happy place at all," she said.
The Labour MP said she was concerned about similarities to the case of Laleh Shahravesh, who was detained under controversial cybercrime laws for calling her ex-husband's new wife a "horse" on Facebook.
"I'm very anxious about that," the MP said.
Foreign Office minister Lord Tariq Ahmad spoke to the Indian High Commissioner in London about the situation.
A Foreign Office spokesman said: "We are in contact with the Indian authorities and Lord Ahmad has spoken with the Indian High Commissioner to understand why Deborah Abrahams MP was denied entry to India. We provided consular assistance to her whilst she was in New Delhi Airport."
Ms Abrahams said she had an e-visa valid until October 2020 but was "treated like a criminal" when she arrived in India.