Andrew Gawthorpe: Devyani Khobragade is headed back to India as Americans have met Indian outrage over the case with a mixture of. NEW DELHI: The government on Wednesday transferred diplomat Devyani Khobragade to the Indian permanent mission to United Nations. The transfer to UN. Its not known immediately how Bhararas exit will affect the case he filed against Devyani Khobragade.

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Devyani Khobragade incident

Retrieved from ” https: Drag according to your convenience. Legally speaking, as per the US laws Devyani is in a big trouble. Disputes between nations often arise because they hold mutually-incompatible truths to be self-evident.

Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded. She also surrendered her passport. But American public diplomacy today faces the problem of convincing people in many countries that American foreign policy is indeed a force for good in the world. Her arrest and treatment received media attention, especially in India, and led to a diplomatic standoff.

Marshals Servicestated that Khobragade was strip searched but not subjected to a cavity search. Devyani Khlbragade Press release. On March 12,Judge Shira Scheindlin ordered that all charges against Khobragade be dismissed because she had diplomatic immunity at the time of her indictment on visa fraud charges due to her posting to the United Nations prior to the indictment.

On July 19,Philip Richard, husband of Richard, filed a petition in Indian court alleging that Khobragade and the Indian government held his wife in police custody in New York and had kept in “slavery-like conditions or keeping a person in bondage”. Indian officials said the housekeeper had tried to blackmail the khobragwde, which the housekeeper’s advocates disputed.


Devyani herself is getting not more than Rs 4 lakh per month. Friday 28 DecemberA “Toxic” International Business World News. According to him she has been charged with one count each of visa fraud and making false statements. On returning on June 23,Khobragade found Richard missing from her home.

The petition also stated that Uttam Khobragade had called Richard’s family in India and threatened them with dire consequences if Richard complains. Per agency regulations, a strip search can include a “visual inspection” of body cavities.

Case against Indian diplomat who was strip-searched in US dismissed – Telegraph

Khobragwde in-laws had worked with expelled US diplomat”. In further protest, several senior politicians and officials from Indian government refused to meet the US Congressional delegation that was visiting India at that time. And while Khobragade’s immunity ended when she left the country, the indictment still could not stand.

On January 29, Indian Ambassador to United States, S Jaishankar opined that this incident should never have happened and called for the need of greater sensitivity, of better understanding and of stronger oversight of ties between two countries. Khurshid said the treatment meted out to Khobragade had “not happened out of blue” and there is a “history” behind it.

Another cas refrain is that maids like Sangeeta Richards are well-off compared to their counterparts in India itself and ought to be, as one Indian-American told The New York Times”thankful for what [they] have”. When Khobragade was arrested, US officials said her status as a consular officer provided immunity limited debyani acts performed in the exercise of official functions.

Retrieved 28 February It is denying that the proper procedure was not followed the arrest. Never miss a great news story! In addition, because Americans tend to believe that their government acts in the world with aims that are basically moral although this sense may have been eroded in recent yearsit is often hard for Americans to understand how anti-Americanism can be such a potent force, especially in the global south.


This page was last edited on 22 Decemberat Retrieved December 18, In this case, different definitions of social justice and the reasonable claims of national pride are at stake. Or, at least, their concerns about the rights and wrongs of the case are outweighed by their concerns over the treatment of Khobragade, who was reportedly strip-searched when she was arrested.

Case against Indian diplomat who was strip-searched in US dismissed

Edited by Steve Wilson. Salman Khurshid refuses to comment on the US’s refusal to withdraw charges”. Choose your reason below and click on the Report button. Retrieved May 29, Read more on Preet Casw. It is forcing the government to hit dveyani at the US. The complaint then alleges that Khobragade asked Richard to sign another employment contract shortly before leaving India, which was not intended to be revealed to the U.

Khpbragade attorney, Daniel Arshack, said the former deputy general consul, now back in her homeland, was pleased by the ruling. Khobragade was arrested the next day, subjected to a body-cavity search, presented to a judge and released the same day. Retrieved February 13, Daily News and Analysis. India can’t do much as it concerns the US laws, which is paramount for the host country.

If not, the judge wrote, “then there csse currently no bar to a new indictment against Khobragade.