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Delhi Violence: Govt Yet to Decide on Deportation of WSJ Journalist, Says MEA

Delhi Violence: Govt Yet to Decide on Deportation of WSJ Journalist, Says MEA

The clarification from the ministry came after a media report claimed that the deportation of the WSJ's South Asia deputy bureau chief Eric Bellman was under consideration.

New Delhi: The External Affairs Ministry on Friday said a complaint by a private individual was registered against India-based Wall Street Journal journalist Eric Bellman, but no decision has been taken by the government on his deportation.

The clarification from the ministry came after a media report claimed that the deportation of the WSJ's South Asia deputy bureau chief was under consideration.

"A complaint was registered against Mr.Eric Bellman by a private individual on government's Online Grievance Redressal platform. Referring the complaint to the related office is a routine matter as per standard procedure," MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said.

"No such decision on deportation has been taken by the Ministry of External Affairs," he said.