A Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist from Indian-controlled Kashmir says Indian authorities have barred him from traveling abroad. The immigration authorities could not present any valid reason for this. Khabar Al-Jazeera.
He is one of the 10 recipients of the Serendipiti Ale Grant 2020 Award.
Mattu, a Srinagar resident, received the Pulitzer along with three other Reuters employees. This recognition is given for the pictures taken by them during the Kovid-19 epidemic in India.
By then, the scheduled flight had left me. ‘
Sana Mattu said he was later told he could not go abroad. However, they did not give any explanation in this regard.
“It’s nothing but madness,” the photojournalist told Al Jazeera. One of the officials told me to get the reason from the Kashmir authorities. Because, the instruction came from there. I don’t understand why I was stopped. ‘
Mattu spoke to Al Jazeera by telephone from the New Delhi airport. “I am just disappointed,” he said. I have been waiting for this opportunity for a long time. ‘
Mattu shared photos of his canceled ticket and passport on Twitter.