India shifts Devyani Khobragade to UN Mission

Devyani will have to apply for UN accreditation which in turn will need US State Department's approval. Now she will get full diplomatic immunity, not the limited one as a consular official.
  • Language
  • App
  • Subscriptions
  • Specials
  • Sign-In
  • Register
GeStepAhead GrowMyMoney IThe Winning Leap SME Special
Moneycontrol

Home » News » Current Affairs

Dec 18, 2013, 09.35 PM | Source: IBNLive.com

India shifts Devyani Khobragade to UN Mission

Devyani will have to apply for UN accreditation which in turn will need US State Department's approval. Now she will get full diplomatic immunity, not the limited one as a consular official.

Like this story, share it with millions of investors on M3

India shifts Devyani Khobragade to UN Mission

Devyani will have to apply for UN accreditation which in turn will need US State Department's approval. Now she will get full diplomatic immunity, not the limited one as a consular official.

Post Your Comments

Share Cancel

India has charged United States of America with planning the arrest of Devyani Khobragade in an alleged case of visa fraud related to her domestic help Sangeeta Richards . To ensure diplomatic immunity to Devyani, India has shifted her to the United Nations Permanent Mission in New York.

Devyani will have to apply for UN accreditation which in turn will need US State Department's approval. Now she will get full diplomatic immunity, not the limited one as a consular official.

External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid said, "We are confident that our message which is loud and clear will be heard, we are two countries which have good relations. An aberration of this kind and departure from past is something we wouldn't want."

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) while pointing out that the US should have handled the matter quietly and not publicly arrested, strip searched and put Devyani in a lockup with common criminals said that summons in the case should have been sent through diplomatic channels.

According to Indian officials the immigration fraud was carried out by Sangeeta Richards and not Devyani. Richards's husband and two children flew out of India on Air India 101 to New York on December 10 after they had got visas from US authorities and the entire thing was planned by US Department of Justice two days before Devyani was arrested.

In June 2013 Indian government had complained to the US over Richards disappearance. In September 2013, the MEA had helped Devyani in filing a case in the high court, get injunction, warrant against Sangeeta.

The visas were issued despite India warning the US about a warrant and court injunction against Richards's husband.

Buy, Hold, Sell ? Hear it first on M3
India shifts Devyani Khobragade to UN Mission

See all

Get started using your favorite social network

or

Login using moneycontrol ID

Username
Password

Need help logging in? Reset password.

Don´t have an account? Sign Up

Get started using your favorite social network

or

Simply sign up using this short form

* mandatory

UserName*

Username should be atleast 4 character

Password*

Password should be 8 or more characters,
atleast 1 number, 1 symbol & 1 upper case letter

Alert

Your Password should contain
  • 8 or more characters
  • At least 1 number
  • At least 1 symbol
  • At least 1 upper case letter
Confirm Password*
Email
Already have an account? Login