Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Arrest of Indian diplomat in New York sparks U.S.-India tiff

NEW DELHI — The Indian government, furious about the rough treatment of a female diplomat arrested in New York last week, moved Tuesday to sharply rein in privileges of U.S. diplomats working in India, escalating a rare dispute between the two normally friendly nations.

India took what a senior government official termed “reciprocal measures,” revoking the ID cards of U.S. Embassy personnel and their families, rescinding airport passes, freezing embassy imports and investigating salaries paid to Indian staff members at U.S. consulates and as domestic help, as well as those teaching at U.S. schools in the country. As a final slap, Indian authorities removed concrete security barricades from outside the embassy complex in New Delhi.
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The Anti-Gnostic said...

According to court papers, Khobragade, who is described as an advocate for women’s issues, presented a work contract to U.S. authorities that said she would pay her maid-babysitter $9.75 an hour, as required.

But she later drew up a private contract with the maid and paid her only $3.31 an hour, the documents said.

This "diplomat" is a greedy, immoral hypocrite who's paid to spread a toxic, culture-destroying ideology. She should be put on the next plane back.

John (Ad Orientem) said...

I concur. She should have been declared persona non grata and told to get out. Unfortunately the cops made a mess out of the whole thing and now the Indians are painting her as the victim.