Devyani Khobragade case shocker: Expelled US diplomat rages against India on Facebook

Jan 15 2014, 08:22 IST
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Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade row has now embroiled the US staffer in Delhi after he let loose a string of intemperate posts on Facebook. (PTI) Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade row has now embroiled the US staffer in Delhi after he let loose a string of intemperate posts on Facebook. (PTI)
SummaryIndian diplomat Devyani Khobragade row cost US staffer in Delhi his job.

US has distanced itself from the alleged offensive comments made by its diplomat, who was last week expelled by India in a tit-for-tat action following the arrest of a senior Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade in New York last month.

"Those comments absolutely do not reflect US Government policy, nor were they made on any official US Government social media account," State Department Deputy Spokesperson Marie Harf told reporters at her daily news conference.

Harf was responding to questions on the Facebook postings by American diplomat Wayne May and his spouse Alicia Muller in which they allegedly made offensive comments about India and appear to be insensitive to Indian culture.

Citing privacy reasons, the State Department official refused to identify the diplomat who was asked to leave India.

But Indian sources have identified them as Wayne May and Alicia Muller May. The couple were not available for reaction.

Harf said she has not seen the comments on Facebook.

"I've seen the reports of them.... Again, I would underscore that these do not in any way represent the US Government position," she added.

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