Journalist Rana Ayyub was on Tuesday stopped by immigration officials at Mumbai airport while she was on her way to board a flight to London, on the basis of a Look-out Circular (LoC) issued by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) as she allegedly failed to comply with the agency’s summons.
“I was stopped today at the Indian immigration while I was about to board my flight to London to deliver my speech on the intimidation of journalists with @ICFJ . I was to travel to Italy right after to deliver the keynote address at the @journalismfest on the Indian democracy,” Ayyub tweeted.
She said: “All these events with @julieposetti @DoughtyStIntl @journalismfest have been planned and publicised all over my social media for weeks. Yet, curiously the Enforcement Directorate summon arrived in my mail much after I was stopped at the immigration. What do you fear ?”