Indian Diplomat Devyani Khobragade Demeaned in US


New Delhi:  Devyani Khobragade, Indian diplomat at the center of diplomatic row between India and United States has narrated her ordeal to her colleagues. She was arrested few day back on charges of visa fraud in United States.

In an email sent to colleagues, Devyani Khobragade, 39, wrote that she had to undergo stripping and cavity search during detention.

“I broke down many times as the indignities of repeated handcuffing, stripping and cavity searches, swabbing, in a holdup with common criminals and drug addicts were all being imposed upon me despite my incessant assertions of immunity,” she wrote

The diplomatic row between two countries seems to be soaring up with each passing day.

Today, India scaled down security outside the U.S. embassy in India by removing concrete blockades, cancelling airport passes for U.S. diplomats and freezing import requests

Escalating tensions threaten to harm what has else been a decade of alliance between the world’s two biggest democracies as they extend trade and defense ties and fortify cooperation to combat terrorism. During his visit in November 2010, President Barack Obama called the relationship with India, “one of the defining and indispensable partnerships of the 21st century.