UK scribe says India denied visa
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Award-winning British journalist Yvonne Ridley, who was scheduled to address the 'Spring of Islam' conference organised by the Jamaat-e-Islami Hind (JIH) here, has claimed that the Indian government refused to give her a visa.
In a post on her Facebook page, Ridley blamed Indian politicians for not being sensitive even after ghastly incidents like the Delhi gangrape case. "The Indian Government is refusing to give me a conference visa to address 50,000 women in Hyderabad about women's rights," she said.
The London-based journalist was captured by the Taliban during an undercover assignment in Afghanistan in 2001 and converted to Islam after her release in 2003.