British MP Debbie Abrahams denied entry into India; deported to Dubai

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British MP Debbie Abrahams, critical of India’s move to withdraw Jammu and Kashmir’s special status, on Monday was reportedly denied entry despite a valid visa after she landed at Delhi airport and was deported to Dubai from where she had flown into the Indian capital.

The Labour Party MP claim that she had a valid visa, was rebutted by India’s Home ministry which said she was informed about her e-visa being cancelled.

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Abrahams, who chairs the All Party Parliamentary Group for Kashmir, said she was travelling on a valid e-visa to India to visit family and friends but her visa was revoked without explanation.
A Home Ministry spokesperson in New Delhi said the British parliamentarian had been duly informed that her visa was cancelled and she arrived in Delhi despite knowing this.

High Commission of the United Kingdom is in contact with Indian authorities over British MP Debbie Abrahams’ restricted entry in the country, a spokesperson of the Mission said on Monday.

“We are in contact with the Indian authorities to understand why Deborah Abrahams MP was denied entry to India. We provided consular assistance to her whilst she was in New Delhi Airport,” a British High Commission spokesperson told ANI.

(With agency inputs)

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