December 28, 2013

A Welcome Display of Indian Backbone

Praveen Swami, The Hindu

The Associated Press

The Khobragade case is not about hurt national pride. There is a principle at stake here, and that makes New Delhi’s rare display of spine a welcome sight.

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December 19, 2013
Outrage and Overreaction in India
The Hindu
It is not surprising that the details of the treatment to which Devyani Khobragade, the Indian deputy-consul in New York, was subjected after her roadside arrest on charges of fudging her domestic help’s visa forms and... more ››
December 26, 2013
India, Take a Look in the Mirror
Juliet Sorensen, NY Daily News
The umbrage expressed by Indian officials about this relatively tame treatment fails to acknowledge the gravity of the underlying crime. more ››
December 20, 2013
The Odd Case of the Indian Diplomat
New York Post
One wonders why there is so much outrage about the alleged treatment of the Indian national accused of perpetrating these acts but precious little outrage about the alleged treatment of the Indian victim and her spouse. more ››
December 28, 2013
America's One-Sided Diplomacy
Ramesh Thakur, Japan Times
The sniffy U.S. reaction to the explosion of Indian anger, that Devyani Khobragade was treated like anyone else, has a fatal flaw. She is not just anyone, but the official representative of a sovereign country. Her arrest and... more ››
December 19, 2013
U.S. Owes India Apology over Strip-Search
Ruben Navarrette, CNN
The U.S. Marshals Service claims that a strip-search is standard operating procedure and that none of its policies were violated in this case. A spokesman says that Khobragade was treated just like anyone else. That's the... more ››