January 22, 2014

In India-U.S. Row, U.S. Is in the Wrong

Shikha Dalmia, Reason

The Associated Press

If there is a sinner here, it is not the diplomat or the housekeeper. It is the U.S. Prosecutor for Manhattan, Preet Bharara, an Obama appointee, whose crusade will hurt those in whose name he launched it: foreign domestic help.

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TAGGED: Devyani Khobragade, United States, India


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