Pulitzer Prize winner Sanna Irshad Mattoo was stopped at the Delhi airport as she was about to board a flight to France on Saturday. The Kashmiri photojournalist was flying out for a book launch and photography exhibition as one of the 10 winners of the Serendipity Arles Grant.
Mattoo said on Twitter that despite securing a visa she was stopped at the immigration desk. She was told she would not be able to travel internationally but was not given a reason as to why.
I was scheduled to travel from Delhi to Paris today for a book launch and photography exhibition as one of 10 award winners of the Serendipity Arles grant 2020. Despite procuring a French visa, I was stopped at the immigration desk at Delhi airport. (1/2) pic.twitter.com/OoEdBBWNw6