Skip to main content

US targeting Indian diplomats: Govt

Updated Jun 22, 2011 at 11:16pm IST

New Delhi: A day after Indian Consul General in New York Prabhu Dayal was slapped with a slavery case, the Ministry of External Affairs has issued a strong statement, virtually accusing the US government of targeting its diplomats and families.

The MEA in its statement said, "We are disappointed and deeply concerned that Indian diplomats and their family members, should be targeted in such a manner by a friendly country like USA. The treatment being meted out to Indian diplomats or their family members, has resulted in negative public perceptions in India with attendant implications."

"We are disappointed and surprised at the allegations against Consul General (CG) of India in New York, Mr. Prabhu Dayal, by his former employee, which appear to be motivated and baseless," External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Vishnu Prakash said in a statement.

He said Dayal had "impeccable personal and professional integrity" and India was "disappointed and deeply concerned that Indian diplomats and their family members, should be targeted in such a manner by a friendly country like the US."

Such actions impede the ability of the individuals in question to discharge their official responsibilities and cause untold mental harassment and anguish and they cannot be dismissed lightly, Prakash said.

In the recent past, cases involving Indian diplomats and their families have caused a strain in Indo-US ties.

Till recently, Prabhu Dayal was fighting with the US government on behalf of Krittika Biswas, the daughter of another diplomat. Now, Dayal is being accused of slavery and sexual harassment by his maid.

This year Krittika Biswas, the daughter of another diplomat in New York, was arrested and later released. The US government did not accept the Indian contention that Krittika was entitled to diplomatic immunity.

(With additional information from PTI)


Popular posts from this blog

Pakistani firm whose chemicals were used to kill US troops seeks subsidy for Indiana plant

By Jennifer Griffin, Justin Fishel
Published March 22, 2013

A Pakistani fertilizer maker whose chemicals have been used in 80 percent of the roadside bombs that have killed and maimed American troops in Afghanistan is now seeking U.S. taxpayer subsidies in order to open a factory in Indiana. 
The request appears to be on hold pending further review, but the situation has stirred outrage in Congress, where some accuse the Pakistani government of halting efforts to clamp down on the bomb-making. 
For the past seven years, the U.S. government has known that the raw material calcium ammonium nitrate, or CAN, is making its way across the border into Afghanistan where the Taliban use it to fuel their most deadly weapons, namely the improvised explosive device. IEDs have long been the number one killer of U.S. and coalition troops. 
The material largely comes from Pakistani fertilizer maker the Fatima Group. But the Pakistani government has stymied attempts by the Pentagon to stop the flow of the…

Menon meets Karzai, discusses security of Indians

Kabul/New Delhi/Washington, March 5 (IANS) India Friday said that the Feb 26 terror attack in Kabul will not deter it from helping rebuild Afghanistan as National Security Adviser Shivshankar Menon met Afghan President Hamid Karzai in Kabul to review the security of around 4,000 Indians working in that country.

Menon, who arrived here Friday morning on a two-day visit, discussed with Karzai some proposals to bolster security of Indians engaged in a wide array of reconstruction activities, ranging from building roads, bridges and power stations to social sector projects.

The Indian government is contemplating a slew of steps to secure Indians in Afghanistan, including setting up protected venues where the Indians working on various reconstruction projects will be based. Deploying dedicated security personnel at places where Indians work is also being considered.

Menon also met his Afghan counterpart Rangin Dadfar Spanta and enquired about the progress in the probe into the Kabul attack in…

Revathi from Karnataka got selected in Civil Services

Miss. Revathi from Karnataka got selected in the civil services became IAS. Above is the picture of her house. She is the role model for everyone. Let's congratulate her.