UK MP Who Had Supported Farmers' Protests Stopped at Amritsar Airport for Two Hours
On Twitter, Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi alleged that he had been kept at the airport because "haters had called to cancel my visa".
New Delhi: British MP Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi was stopped at the Amritsar airport for two hours on Thursday (August 3) morning. Dhesi had been a vocal supporter of the farmers’ protests in India, and has been vocal on various issues facing the Sikh community.
A police official told that Dhesi landed at 9 am but was held back inside the airport for two hours by immigration authorities. The official said he did not know the reason for this, since the immigration authorities come under the Ministry of Home Affairs’ ambit.
On Twitter, the British MP alleged that he had been kept at the airport because “haters had called to cancel my visa”.
“Guess it’s the price to pay for standing up for farmers, the marginalised and minorities like the Sikhs,” Dhesi added.
Dhesi is the MP from Slough in the UK.