Lawyer for Indian diplomat seeks delay in visa fraud case

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chachamama wrote:

This is one of many examples in the US of bad Indian behaviour followed by caste indignation that enslavement of domestic workers will be tolerated in America in the form of substandard wages.

The backlash in Indian newspapers supported by the Indian government is truly despicable but not unexpected: more caste righteous indignation.

When will Indians learn that caste will not be tolerated by American democracy: never.

When will caste change in India: never.

Jan 07, 2014 12:59am EST  --  Report as abuse
chachamama wrote:

This is one of many examples in the US of bad Indian behaviour followed by caste indignation that enslavement of domestic workers will be tolerated in America in the form of substandard wages.

The backlash in Indian newspapers supported by the Indian government is truly despicable but not unexpected: more caste righteous indignation.

When will Indians learn that caste will not be tolerated by American democracy: never.

When will caste change in India: never.

Jan 07, 2014 12:59am EST  --  Report as abuse
chachamama wrote:

This is one of many examples in the US of bad Indian behaviour followed by caste indignation that enslavement of domestic workers will be tolerated in America in the form of substandard wages.

The backlash in Indian newspapers supported by the Indian government is truly despicable but not unexpected: more caste righteous indignation.

When will Indians learn that caste will not be tolerated by American democracy: never.

When will caste change in India: never.

Jan 07, 2014 12:59am EST  --  Report as abuse
chachamama wrote:

This is one of many examples in the US of bad Indian behaviour followed by caste indignation that enslavement of domestic workers will be tolerated in America in the form of substandard wages.

The backlash in Indian newspapers supported by the Indian government is truly despicable but not unexpected: more caste righteous indignation.

When will Indians learn that caste will not be tolerated by American democracy: never.

When will caste change in India: never.

Jan 07, 2014 12:59am EST  --  Report as abuse
chaemeleo wrote:

Interesting that with diplomatic immunity, you can commit espionage against your host country, you can commit robbery, rape, and/or murder – all without fear of arrest and prosecution, only of being expelled. Yet lie about your maid and boom! Arrested and put on trial!

Jan 07, 2014 9:23am EST  --  Report as abuse
Mylena wrote:

If Visa was faked, deportation as soon as possible is the only way to be fair with the others inmigrants.

Jan 07, 2014 9:32am EST  --  Report as abuse
AmericanBison wrote:

Let’s play by the rules and the laws of our land and not the customs of other countries. We are a shining beacon for entire world for rights of labor, fair wages, and a standard-bearer for anti-discrimination based upon color, faith, ethnicity.

This is the time to bring home this message.

Jan 07, 2014 10:46am EST  --  Report as abuse
FrankSchuler wrote:

This case is about human trafficking, not some minor mistake. So if you are a diplomat, then engaging in this modern form of slavery is a booboo and business must go on etc. etc. This is reprehensible. Looking the other way also greenlights other diplomats doing the same thing to abuse domestics as they wish. And the domestics who are being abused? Aw, they are just nobodies, what do they matter? Just ask U.S. State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf; she as good as said they are expendable.

Jan 07, 2014 11:16am EST  --  Report as abuse
ReverendJim wrote:

“meaningful discussions” lawyer speak for: We haven’t gotten all the people on the prosecution team to agree to sweep this under the rug and ignore the law, yet.

Jan 07, 2014 11:35am EST  --  Report as abuse
Mott wrote:

This case is mostly about the maid as con-artist with a strong will to migrate herself and her family to US, succeeded in doing so with a false slavery claim and successfully fooled a number of US systems including – INS, DOJ, Marshall’s office and a Social Help Organization.

These systems to have buried themselves in this scam, will find it increasingly hard to pull themselves out cleanly, over time.

The maid and family have become a case of social burden and a case of public nuisance to US and the INS should consider deporting them on the original grounds of the breach of contract case presented to them by the Indian government.

Jan 07, 2014 12:20pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Ci_Devant wrote:

Google “Nannygate” and see how many American & European politicians hired illegal help and/or cheated by not paying taxes after them.

Jan 07, 2014 12:35pm EST  --  Report as abuse

Preet Bharara was played like a fiddle on this one, by the house maid that came here looking for a “green” card. There is something more under lying than just having a diplomat strip searched.
I wonder if the US Marshall’s had the balls to do the same to a………..Chinese, Russian, and European diplomats?
HMMMMMM whole think stinks to high hevan. Also may we ask how much the housemaids of the American diplomats pay their counterpart in India.
The answer is BUMKUS! watch out for this to come up in the next round of mud slinging.

Jan 07, 2014 12:58pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Fiddlehead wrote:

Get this low-life out of our country – send her back to India and
never let her enter our country again.

Jan 07, 2014 12:59pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Fiddlehead wrote:

Get this low-life out of our country – send her back to India and
never let her enter our country again.

Jan 07, 2014 12:59pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Yoda21 wrote:

At this point, relations have been damaged and set back many years. Custodial sexual assault of a diplomat over a non-violent wage dispute that is currently going through Indian courts is extremely brazen behavior, especially when applied to a diplomat of a so-called ally. Also, the widespread acceptance and justification of custodial sexual assault as “standard procedure” speaks volumes about current American militarized police culture, and its acceptance by American society in general. After the recent spate of violent rapes in India, under Indian law, US law enforcement behavior of forcibly stripping a person and shoving their fingers up people’s cavities is classified as rape. This reaction is to be expected.

Jan 07, 2014 1:08pm EST  --  Report as abuse
wrote:

I think that we should let law runs its course, if she is convicted, put her in prison. Consular diplomats must understand their limits of immunity.

Jan 07, 2014 1:33pm EST  --  Report as abuse
zafoo wrote:

In response to yoda21, custodial search is unfortunately necessary to prevent importation of weapons into lock-up, where they can be used against self and other.

Naturally Indians would attempt to justify Indian rapes as a counterbalance to custodial search.

This is exactly why India will never change. Caste blinds people to injustice.

Message to Indian ‘diplomats’: Do not think for a minute that we the world’s democratic societies will tolerate India’s abuses of human rights in our midst.

Don’t think that we will tolerate your expectations of caste privilege when you violate our laws.

What you do in India will also have to change because unless you improve your human rights record we will sanction you.

Go ahead and continue retaliating in India against the US and American diplomats. We don’t need you.

If you don’t like American justice go home where justice is available only to privileged caste and don’t come back until you learn to respect our laws and human rights in India.

Jan 07, 2014 5:33pm EST  --  Report as abuse
zafoo wrote:

In response to yoda21, custodial search is unfortunately necessary to prevent importation of weapons into lock-up, where they can be used against self and other.

Naturally Indians would attempt to justify Indian rapes as a counterbalance to custodial search.

This is exactly why India will never change. Caste blinds people to injustice.

Message to Indian ‘diplomats’: Do not think for a minute that we the world’s democratic societies will tolerate India’s abuses of human rights in our midst.

Don’t think that we will tolerate your expectations of caste privilege when you violate our laws.

What you do in India will also have to change because unless you improve your human rights record we will sanction you.

Go ahead and continue retaliating in India against the US and American diplomats. We don’t need you.

If you don’t like American justice go home where justice is available only to privileged caste and don’t come back until you learn to respect our laws and human rights in India.

Jan 07, 2014 5:33pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Wulff wrote:

What a farce! This is the unfortunate situation where common sense, on both sides, is required. Instead, India has run amok! The woman is a petty official and lied. Not exactly what the diplomatic service is all about. Or is it? Nevermind. I would be inclined to call our ambassador home for “consultations,” and send all of theirs packing. Your move, India!

Jan 08, 2014 2:19am EST  --  Report as abuse
apollo1981 wrote:

No need to overreact here. India should abide by U.S. laws completely and not expect a pass anymore.

Jan 08, 2014 8:51am EST  --  Report as abuse
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