The Indian High Commission in London confirmed on Tuesday that British lawmaker Debbie Abrahams, who was denied entry to India and deported to Dubai on Monday, did not hold a valid visa.
Abrahams, who is an Opposition Labour Party MP and Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Kashmir, claimed she was travelling on a valid e-visa to India to visit family and friends but her visa was revoked without explanation.
She questioned why her visa was suddenly revoked and also the possibility of a visa on arrival, something India does not offer.
“Mission has confirmed from the Indian immigration authorities that Ms Debbie Abrahams did not hold a valid visa,” the Indian High Commission said in a statement on Twitter.
“Further, there is no provision for visa on arrival for UK nationals. She was accordingly requested to return,” the statement noted.