The Delhi High Court on Wednesday directed the Central government to file a response to a plea by the United States based journalist and documentary filmmaker with the Vice News, Angad Singh, challenging his deportation from India [Angad Singh v Union of India & Ors]..Single-judge Justice Prathiba M Singh issued notice on Singh’s plea directing the government to file a response within four weeks.Advocate Anurag Ahluwalia appeared for the Centre government and said that the affidavit will disclose the grounds on which the petitioner was denied entry into the country.The matter will now be heard on January 27..Singh is a US citizen and an Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) card holder. He has made documentaries on Shaheen Bagh protests, the farmers’ protests as well as on the Covid-19 pandemic in India.His documentary on the devastation caused by the Delta wave of Coronavirus had earned him an Emmy nomination as well.Singh was deported to New York in August this year. In a Facebook post, his mother had claimed that he had come here to meet his family residing in Punjab and that the reason for his deportation was his journalism..In his plea, Singh has asked the court to restrain the government from denying him entry into India as it violates his fundamental right under the Citizenship Act 1955. He has also sought a declaration that the government's action to deport him was illegal and disclosure of all the materials and data available with the government related to him. .Advocates Swathi Sukumar, Sai Vinod and Naveen Nagarjuna appeared for Singh.