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India refuses entry to British lawmaker critical of Kashmir policy

Abrahams said she was "treated like a criminal" and told to leave India before being marched on to a plane bound for Dubai

Kashmir | Modi government | Pakistan

Reuters  |  London 

A British lawmaker, who chairs an all-party group on Kashmir, has been denied entry to India after she criticised the government’s decision to strip the disputed region region of its constitutional autonomy. Debbie Abrahams, a member of parliament for the opposition Labour party, landed at New Delhi’s international airport on Monday but claims she was unable to clear customs after her Indian visa was rejected. Abrahams said she had no plans to visit Kashmir during what she called a “private visit” to India to see relatives, although she had been planning to ...

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First Published: Tue, February 18 2020. 02:05 IST