India News | Pulitzer-winning Kashmiri Photojournalist Says Stopped from Travelling to US

New Delhi, Oct 18 (PTI) Pulitzer-winning Kashmiri photojournalist Sanna Irshad Mattoo on Tuesday said she was stopped from flying to the United States by immigration authorities at the Delhi airport “despite having a valid visa and ticket”.

The 28-year-old photojournalist, who was awarded the Pulitzer for the coverage of COVID pandemic for Reuters, was scheduled to fly to New York on Monday.

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“I was on my way to receive the Pulitzer award (@Pulitzerprizes) in New York but I was stopped at immigration at Delhi airport and barred from travelling internationally despite holding a valid US visa and ticket,” Mattoo tweeted on Tuesday.

She said this was the second time she has been stopped from travelling abroad in the past four months.

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“This is the second time I have been stopped without reason or cause. Despite reaching out to several officials after what happened few months ago, I never received any response.

“Being able to attend the award ceremony was a once in a lifetime opportunity for me,” she added.

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