Monday, January 12, 2015

#Greenpeace India campaigner @PriyaPpillai prevented from travelling to the UK

Priya Pillai, senior campaigner with Greenpeace India  was stopped at the New Delhi airport, this morning by the immigration office and denied to get onboard her flight to London.Pillai had a valid business visa to visit London, where she was scheduled to address British Parliamentarians on 14th January on the rights of forest communities being infringed for coal mining in India. She has been invited by the British MPs to talk about her campaigning with local communities in Mahan, Madhya Pradesh, where a proposed coal mining project led by Essar, a London-based company, threatens to uproot the lives and livelihoods of the forest and the community which lives there.

Greenpeace India has written to the Ministry of Home and External Affairs and to the Airport Authority of India following this.