New Delhi-based writer and rights activist Gautam Navlakha, known for his pro-separatist views, was on Saturday not allowed by police to enter the Kashmir Valley, officials said.

Mr. Navlakha, who arrived from Delhi in the afternoon, was detained at the Srinagar airport and ordered to return to the national capital.

“He has been restrained from entering under section 144 Cr.PC. The orders have been issued by the District Magistrate,” Senior Superintendent of Police for Budgam district Uttam Chand said. Mr. Navlakha, a frequent traveller to the Valley, has written extensively about alleged rights violations in the State. — PTI