Anthappan 2013-12-18 10:02:35 News
Quoted from Cnn
"The arrest and detention of an Indian consular official in New York on visa fraud charges has created a diplomatic uproar, with punitive steps taken against State Department officials in New Delhi.
Devyani Khobragade, India's deputy consul general, was arrested on December 12 after she dropped her daughter off at school.
She was not handcuffed until she arrived at the courthouse, a law enforcement source familiar with the case told CNN, calling that "a courtesy not afforded to most people," including alleged white-collar criminals.
Court papers allege that Khobragade had submitted false documents to obtain a work visa for her female housekeeper, paying her less than the amount stated.
Khobragade, 39, was held in a cell with other females and strip-searched in New York following her arrest, the U.S. Marshals Service said, noting such treatment was standard procedure in her case and that no policies were violated. She eventually posted bond and was released.
She has been moved to India's Permanent Mission to the United Nations, an Indian external affairs ministry official said.
The case has set off outrage in India about Khobragade's treatment by U.S. law enforcement officials. But it has also drawn concern from human rights advocates about her allegedly underpaying her housekeeper.
U.S. strip searches Indian diplomat
India and U.S. feud over diplomat's arrest
The Indian government has described the diplomat's treatment by the U.S. justice system as barbaric.
"We are shocked and appalled at the manner in which she has been humiliated by the U.S. authorities," Indian external affairs spokesman Syed Akbaruddin said last week. He called the treatment of Khobragade "absolutely unacceptable."
New York police were not involved. The U.S. Marshals Service handled her detention."
Sudhir Panikkaveetil2013-12-18 09:21:25 Newsഇനിയുള്ള കാലം ജനങ്ങൾ വക്കീലിന് ഫീസ് കൊടുത്ത് നീതി
കിട്ടാതെ വിഷമിക്കുന്നതിനെക്കാൽ ആ കാശ് ക്വട്ടേഷൻ ടീമിന് കൊടുത്ത് കണ്ണിനു കണ്ണു പല്ലിനു പല്ല് എന്നാ നീതി നടപ്പാക്കുക. വിദൂരമല്ലാത്ത ഭാവിയിൽ ഇങ്ങനെ വരും. കുട്ടികൾ വക്കീല പരീക്ഷക്ക് പകരം ഫിട്നെസ്സ് സെന്ട്രലുകളിൽ പോയി ശരീരം നന്നാക്കി
ക്വട്ടേഷൻ ടീമിൽ ചേരും. സത്യം ജയിക്കുമെന്ന നുണ എത്രയോ കാലമായി വിജയക്കുന്നത് അത് നുണയായത്കൊണ്ടാണു. ജനം ഇങ്ങനെ പ്രായോഗികമായി ചിന്തിക്കാനും ജീവിക്കാനും തുടങ്ങുമ്പോൾഎന്തിനാണു കയ്യിലുള്ള കാശ് വക്കീലിന് കൊടുത്ത് കൊല്ലങ്ങളോളം കോടതി വരാന്തയിൽ കയറിയിറങ്ങുന്നത്.ആ കാശ് ക്വട്ടേഷൻ ടീമിന് കൊടുക്കുമ്പോൾ നീതി അപ്പപ്പോൾ. അങ്ങനെ ഒരു സ്തിഥി വരുമ്പോൾ ഭരണാധികാരികൾ ഉണരും.സത്യത്തിനെക്കാൽ വിപ്ലവങ്ങൾ ജയിച്ച ചരിത്രമുണ്ടല്ലോ? -സുധീര് പണിക്കവീട്ടിൽ
Georgekutty Oommen2013-12-18 08:50:30 NewsHAPPY BIRTH DAY JOYCHA
MAGH lifetime member.2013-12-18 08:46:02 NewsThe election mockery in MAGH and subsequent Christmas party palnned by ignoring more than ~10000 Malayalees in Greater Houston area is a classical example of how Malayalees conduct business throughout USA. Frist of all Malayalees don’t respect each other. Each person is an organization by themselves and running everything with their rotten ego. Most of them experiment this at home and practice at public arenas like MAGH. I have sat through many of these meetings and listened, and most of these morons don’t make any sense. They start the meetings with loud noise while someone yelling at the back to calm down. Half of them are always outside the meeting venue grouping and plotting against other groups. They are not prepared and stand up and ask questions disrupting the other person who is already talking. The meeting conductor is dumb and biased and does nothing to control these loos nuts. Some of them are drunk and blabber throughout the meeting. You just judge yourself about the capacity of some of these office bearers telling people that they didn’t know anything about the bylaws before they decided to have the election. MAGH is infested with people with vested interest. Most of these people are manipulators and they drag even God into this mess. What a pity?
Boycott this celebration
josekuttykavalam2013-12-18 08:07:19 News Happy Birth Day
saji koshy2013-12-18 07:37:19 NewsIndian
government already said that if she convicted take action according to
the Vienna convention agreement to arrest a government diplomat.I don't
understand why my friends show more loyalty than a king to his
kingdom.Don't forget what had happened to the Hon'ble former Indian
President Abdul J kalam sir while he was visiting US
Concerned Member2013-12-18 06:17:30 NewsThe Malayaleee Community in Houston must send a message to current and future office bearers that the community will not cooperate with them, if the office berers violate the Bylaw, or do not follow common ethical standards.
MAGH member2013-12-18 04:41:26 NewsBoycott the Christmas and New year celebration organized by the disorganized office bearers of MAGH. They have tarnished the image of this great organization. Mariama Pillai should stay back at New York.
George Thottapuram2013-12-17 21:22:53 NewsHappy Birth day to Joy Chattan.
George Thottapuram and family
Anthappan2013-12-17 20:21:40 News This campaign should be called off by letting the Arumula citizens decide the fate of the Airport. This campaign is an intervention of US citizens in the affairs of a foreign local government.