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Diplomat's arrest: Does India deserve to be angry? Take the POLL

December 18, 2013 08:07 IST

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The arrest of senior Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade has snow-balled into a major controversy.

New information that Khobragade, who arrested in New York on charges of visa fraud, was put through both strip and cavity searches, procedures normally used for criminals is now threatening to test the depth of Indo-US bonhomie and patience.

The government of India has taken umbrage to the 39-year-old deputy Consul General in New York being arrested and handcuffed in public while dropping her daughter to school and then being detained with sex workers and drug addicts.

India on Tuesday retaliated strongly by initiating a series of steps to strip US diplomats and their families of privileges, including withdrawing all airport passes and stopping import clearances for the embassy.

Take part in our poll over the diplomatic tussle between New Delhi and Washington and make your voice heard

Is the Indian government’s aggressive stance, for example stripping US diplomats of privileges, over diplomat Devyani Khobragade’s arrest justified?

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Image: Senior Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade
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Was the manner in which US authorities carried out Khobragade’s arrest correct?




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Has the real issue -- that of maid abuse -- been ignored amid the clamour over the Indian diplomat’s arrest?

 

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What’s the best way to defuse the situation?


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Do you agree with the diplomat’s father when he says that the arrest is a national insult?



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