Pulitzer-Winning Photographer Sanna Irshad Mattoo Stopped From Flying Out Of India Again


New Delhi: Sanna Irshad Mattoo, a Pulitzer-winning Kashmiri photojournalist, on Tuesday said she was stopped from flying abroad by immigration authorities at the Delhi airport for the second time this year. She had been stopped in July as well.

“I was on my way to receive the Pulitzer award 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,” she posted on Twitter.

“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, but I never received [any] response. Being able to attend the award ceremony was a once in a lifetime opportunity for me,” she added.

In July, she had been stopped while flying from Delhi to Paris for a book launch and photography exhibition as one of the winners of an award.

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