There is no problem for the government when common men are strip searched or when mothers and sisters are arrested and jailed in false 498a cases …. The problem is on,y when a female IAS officer is treated the same way ….. Good going government of India

There is no problem for the government when common men are strip searched or when mothers and sisters are arrested and jailed in false 498a cases …. When families are looted with DV or irbm

The problem is on,y when a female IAS officer is treated the same way ….. Good going government of India

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Diplomat Devyani strip-searched, India snubs US team

NEW DELHI: India’s deputy consul general in New York Devyani Khobragade was strip-searched and confined with drug addicts after her detention in a visa fraud case. She was also subjected to DNA swabbing.

On Monday, India retaliated against the US for the humiliation of diplomat with Speaker Meira Kumar and NSA Shivshankar Menon refusing to meet a Congressional delegation on Monday.

Sources confirmed that the government made it a point to convey to the delegation that the Speaker was not going to receive them because she had been deeply troubled by the manner in which Khobragade, who is accused of visa fraud, had been dealt with by the US authorities.

The 1999-batch IFS officer, working as India’s deputy consul general in New York, was detained from near the school of her children and later handcuffed.

Menon too chose not to meet the delegation because of the same reason. Like Kumar, Khobragade also is a dalit IFS officer.

Khurshid meets team

Foreign minister Salman Khurshid did meet the delegation though keeping in mind the seniority of the Congressmen. The five-member delegation was led by Congressman George Holding, Representative for North Carolina’s 13th congressional district, who serves on the foreign affairs committee and judiciary committee.

The four other Congressmen are Pete Olson, David Schweikert, Robert Woodall and Madeliene Bordallo.

India has been deeply offended by the manner in which Khobragade was treated by the US authorities who chose to ignore her status as a middle-level diplomat from a friendly country. It has continued to emphasize before the state department that the treatment meted out to Khobragade was in complete violation of Vienna Convention on Consular Relations (VCCR).

As a consular officer, Khobragade had certain privileges — even if she did not have diplomatic immunity — which New Delhi believes were denied to her. She had limited immunity as a consular officer and could be arrested only if her crime was grave. The government is backing Khobragade’s lawyer’s contention that if her crime was indeed grave, why she was released on bail just two hours after her arrest.

The state department earlier responded to the summoning of envoy Nancy Powell by foreign secretary Sujatha Singh by declaring that the consular officer did not have immunity under VCCR. India, however, sees this as an attempt to deflect attention from the real issue — the humiliation in public of an Indian diplomat.

New Delhi has highlighted how the US authorities had violated Article 41 (Section 3) of VCCR which says that proceedings against a consular officer "shall be conducted with the respect due to him by reason of his official position."

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Diplomat-Devyani-strip-searched-India-snubs-US-team/articleshow/27488890.cms

3 thoughts on “There is no problem for the government when common men are strip searched or when mothers and sisters are arrested and jailed in false 498a cases …. The problem is on,y when a female IAS officer is treated the same way ….. Good going government of India

  1. roops

    As fellow 498a victim , I do not agree with your views here. This arrest is nothing short of humiliation to India. Indian foreign policy for most part has been spineless. The govt is happy arresting the common people on false 498a charges but fails to follow a foreign policy of mutual respect. Due to such spiness policties, every country treats indian diplamts like shit , be it Pakistan or the US. Ironically , the US claimed full diplomatic immunity for a CIA contractor( and not even an employee of a consulate) , for a double murder in Pakistan and here they are bullying indian diplomats for not paying high enough salaries to their own employees. The contrast cannot be more stark. Although the diplomatic might not be paying minimum wage , she was proving the employee a residence and other benefits, the value of which would have far exceed the min wage standards in NY. Even after knowing that the diplomat has been strip searched , the response of Indian govt is feeble at best. As one of my good friend once said , the ISI send 10 people to massacre and the most India does it , they dont play cricket ! Iam glad the spineless congress govt is losing power and I hope they never come back to power ever again.

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    1. vinayak Post author

      thanks for sharing your views

      you said //////This arrest is nothing short of humiliation to India. //////

      could you pl explain why the arrest of a woman is a humiliation to India while arrest of 1000s of men (husbands ) is NOT a humiliation to India ??

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      1. roops

        As a consular officer she represents our country in the US. I would still term this as an unprovoked insult even if they arrested a man and not a women. Look at the privileges India gives to the Italian marines currently in India. Last I heard they are hobnobbing in exclusive clubs in Delhi , while facing double murder charges in India ! They never were jailed with common criminals too.
        And ofcourse even for a second please dont think I support our government in pursuing false 498s charges. I dont think I said that the arrest of 1000s of men and women is not a humiliation ! Because it is ! But this does not give me the right to support insult to Indian diplomats by foreign governments. I just dont feel that is the right thing to do.

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