Kashmiri activist Gowhar Geelani stopped at IGI airport, barred from flying abroad

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Published: September 1, 2019 8:21:55 PM

Last month, Kashmiri politician and former IAS officer Shah Faesal was stopped at the airport here and was not allowed to travel abroad in view of directions issued post the abrogation of Jammu and Kashmir's special status under Article 370.

Geelani was travelling for a programme with German broadcaster Deutsche Welle.

A Kashmiri rights activist was stopped by authorities at the Delhi airport and barred from flying abroad, official sources said on Sunday. Gowhar Geelani was stopped from travelling to Germany at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport on Saturday, they said. Geelani was travelling for a programme with German broadcaster Deutsche Welle. The authorities stopped Geelani from flying abroad due to restrictions imposed on his travel, the sources said.

Last month, Kashmiri politician and former IAS officer Shah Faesal was stopped at the airport here and was not allowed to travel abroad in view of directions issued post the abrogation of Jammu and Kashmir’s special status under Article 370.

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