Skip to main content
  1. News
  2. Top News

Devyani Khobragade given diplomatic immunity after India protests

See also

Wednesday, Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade was given full diplomatic immunity by the U.S. government; the news came after Devyani Khobragade was arrested last week, strip-searched and put in jail and the Indian government made numerous protests about how she was treated, according to Time.

Tuesday, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said that she was treated deplorably by the U.S. and he said they would do anything to bring her back to India; he said it was his own personal responsibility to do this.

Devyani Khobragade was arrested on December 12 for allegedly submitting false documents for her housekeeper and not paying the housekeeper a minimum wage, according to Time.

Devyani Khobragade had some diplomatic immunity rights, but could still be arrested. The U.S. government has not apologized for the treatment of Devyani Khobragade, but by moving her to the United Nations in New York, they have given her full diplomatic immunity. The U.S. has said that they are reviewing the circumstances surrounding her arrest, according to NDTV.

Devyani Khobragade, 39, is the Deputy Consul General at the Indian Consulate in New York and she was dropping her daughter off at school last week and was arrested and handcuffed on the street in New York.

News spread quickly that Devyani Khobragade allegedly was strip-searched, cavity-searched, her DNA was taken and she was placed in a jail cell with criminals. In response, India immediately withdrew some of the privileges of American diplomats in Delhi, according to NDTV.

If you enjoyed reading this article, please click on the subscribe button above to receive an email when new articles are published by this examiner. How to make money writing articles online working part-time

Recent articles from this Examiner (click on the link to read):

Kelly Rowland talks engagement to Tim Witherspoon on Queen Latifah’s show

Tessanne Chin and Adam Levine win season 5 of ‘The Voice’

Two ticket holders win $636 Mega Million jackpot; second largest in history

FDA asks antibacterial soap makers to prove claims on labels

Mega Millions jackpot grows to $586; may become largest ever

Teacher tells black student to take off Santa hat because Santa is white

Harvard University receives bomb threat during finals week

Jessica Simpson loses pounds with Weight Watchers

Man shot and killed at Short Hills Mall after Christmas shopping with wife

NASA’s ‘Superhero Robot’ Valkyrie video goes viral

‘Gospel Flash Mob’ video honors Nelson Mandela

Oprah Winfrey attends Nelson Mandela’s funeral



  • Mt. Everest avalanche
    Disaster strikes Mt. Everest as at least 12 people were killed in an avalanche
    Watch Video
  • Most Earthlike planet discovered
    The Kepler telescope has discovered the most Earthlike, possibly habitable planet yet
    Space News
  • Easter crosses create debate
    Easter crosses spark a debate of separation of church and state in Ohio
  • Chelsea Clinton is preggers
    Former first daughter Chelsea Clinton is pregnant with her first child
  • Stanley Cup playoffs
    The battle for Lord Stanley's Cup is on, don't miss a minute of playoff action
  • Ukraine discussed amongst U.S., E.U., Russia
    The U.S., E.U. and Russia agree on ways to diffuse the tension in Ukraine
    Watch Video

Related Videos:

  • Loch Ness Monster satellite photo: Image finally captures proof of the beast?
    <div class="video-info" data-id="518202054" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url=""></div>
  • Has the Loch Ness Monster been sighted after a long 18 months?
    <div class="video-info" data-id="518078332" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url=""></div>
  • Utah plane in Iran: Plane spotted at Iran airport draws terrorism concerns
    <div class="video-info" data-id="518201463" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url=""></div>

User login

Log in
Sign in with your email and password. Or reset your password.
Write for us
Interested in becoming an Examiner and sharing your experience and passion? We're always looking for quality writers. Find out more about and apply today!