People's Democracy

(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)


No. 51

December 22, 2013




US Treatment Outrageous


Prakash Karat, General Secretary of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement on December 18:


THE arrest and the treatment meted out to the Indian Deputy Consul General in New York, Devyani Khobragade, by the American authorities was outrageous. It indicates how the US administration views India and its diplomats.


This is not the first time that an Indian diplomat has faced such indignity. Three years ago, the Indian Ambassador to the US, Meera Shankar, was subjected to a pat down security search at a US airport.  A similar situation occurred with the Indiaís Permanent Representative at the United Nations. 


The Indian government has to take firm reciprocal measures with regard to US diplomatic missions here.  Further, the Indian government should get an assurance from the United States that it will adhere to the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations with regard to our diplomatic personnel in the United States.