AGENCIES, New Delhi: The Centre has clarifies that that the e-visa given to British Labour MP Debbie Abrahams was cancelled before she landed at the Delhi airport.
“Ms Debbie Abraham was not in possession of a valid visa to visit India. Entry into the country was therefore denied,” Union home ministry sources said on Monday. “Her e-visa was cancelled and she was informed regarding the decision in advance. She didn’t have the visa when she landed at IGI airport,” sources said said.
Abrahams, 59, has been a member of British Parliament since 2011, and critical of India’s move to withdraw Jammu and Kashmir’s special status
Abrahams told PTI that she “had not received any emails before February 13”. After that, she had been travelling and was away from office. An official told PTI that she was deported to Dubai on Monday.
News agency Associated Press said Abrahams and her aide Harpreet Upal arrived at the airport on an Emirates flight from Dubai at 9 am. She was on a two-day personal trip to India, and was going to Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK). Abrahams chairs a parliamentary group focused on Kashmir.