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The US has reacted to the detention of Pulitzer Prize winner and Kashmiri photojournalist Sana Irshad Mattoo at the airport. An official said- We know about Sana Irshad Mattoo being barred from traveling abroad.
State Department Spokesperson Vedanta Patel said- We know that Pulitzer Prize winner and Kashmiri photojournalist Sana Irshad Mattoo was stopped from coming to the US at Delhi airport. Keeping an eye on this matter. America has been a supporter of media freedom and it is the cornerstone of US-India relations.
Stopped despite having ticket
Pulitzer Prize winning photojournalist Sana Irshad Mattoo was intercepted at Delhi airport on October 18. She was on her way to New York to receive the Pulitzer Prize. He said that despite having a valid US visa and ticket, he was stopped at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport in Delhi. This was the second time he was stopped at the Delhi airport. Earlier in July also he was barred from going abroad.
previously prevented from going to paris
In July, Sana Irshad Mattoo was on her way to Paris to attend a book launch and a photography exhibition, but was stopped by immigration officials at the Delhi airport. According to officials, he was prevented from going abroad because of the restrictions imposed on him by the Jammu and Kashmir Police.