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reply to post by maddy21
It was just the stupid jack hole NY police screwing up badly and India is way over reacting....
But I guess you may be right. It's a plot.
I must admit that I broke down many times as the indignities of repeated handcuffing, stripping and cavity searches, swabbing, hold up with common criminals and drug addicts were all being imposed upon me despite my incessant assertions of immunity
Krittika Biswas, daughter of the vice-counsel at the Indian Consulate in Manhattan, Debashish Biswas, also claims she was ill-treated in prison and was forced to go to the toilet in front of other prisoners.
Her lawyer, Ravi Batra, said her arrest on February 8, which lasted more than 24 hours, was a violation of international, federal, State and city law.
Mr. Batra said that neither the father nor the Consulate General of India, Prabhu Dayal, was informed of the arrest.
This makes it right to pay somebody below the Minimum wage? Could you live on that? Would you even want to? Also, it's not like Diplomats are strapped for cash.
In the article on the front page of Yahoo that I read, it stated that the actual crime she committed and was arrested for was filing fraudulent Visa paperwork. Did I read this wrong?
To me, if this is the case, she did indeed commit a crime and should do the time - or be sent home in disgrace for perpetrating fraud in our country (like we don't have enough of our own citizens to do that!). In my eyes, filing official immigration-type paperwork that she damn well knew was full of lies is plain ole criminal fraud.
I certainly wouldn't even think of going to a foreign country and handing them a stack of visa paperwork that I knew was a heap of lies. And I cannot even fathom what the penalty in India would be for said fraud if the situation was reversed!
If they strip-searched her, I think that's over the top - a simple pat-down would do, would it not?
Other than that, sorry lady. When you break the law in this country and get caught, you get sent to jail until you can post bail. In the meantime, yes, you have to use the bathroom in front of other wrong-doers. That's how our jails and prisons roll. Maybe she should have read up on that before she chose to lie and break the law. And while she may be a diplomat, how does that excuse her - or any other foreign representative of any other government, for that matter - when she is breaking the law in a foreign country? Are these diplomats not guests in our house, so to speak? I would think that as a guest in another country, she would have better manners than to defraud her host country.
Now, if her housekeeper is upset and feels she was not paid enough, she is most welcome to head back to India and find an employer who keeps their promises and doesn't lie.
Diplomatic immunity aside, whatever happened to good manners and being a thoughtful guest in someone else's home or country?
Just my two cents... I certainly am no expert in this arena...
Here is the Yahoo link that I read and referred to at the beginning of my post: Yahoo Linkedit on 17-12-2013 by DustbowlDebutante because: add linky
Devyani Khobragade, India's deputy consul general in New York, is accused of submitting false documents to obtain a work visa for her Manhattan housekeeper
I can agree with everything you said: If she filed false paperwork she should be deported which in itself would be a serious loss of face. There still is a stratified social system in India and she may have thought her being one of the big upper level (high born) types she did not have to play the game... Or that is the way she was told everyone does it... Either way I doubt the cavity search report will sit well with the Indian Government.
reply to post by SLAYER69
That maid signed an agreement that she will be getting those wages which she was provided. She basically agreed to it in India, it was under that condition she was allowed to go to the U.S . She is being payed Rs.30,000, which is a ridiculously high amount considering Indian standards and also considering she does not have to many expenses in U.S .
-News coming in that all the Barricades and special protection provided for US embassies has been withdrawn which was specially placed since 9/11
-All air port passes and special privileges for US diplomats withdrawnedit on 17-12-2013 by maddy21 because: (no reason given)