There is a difference between regular Indians and the "Dipliomat".
When high profile Indian Rajat Gupta was arrested and tried for insider trading, nobody raised the issue because everything went as per law.
But "Diplomat" is tehnically a "County". So you have to process what is needed to do.
Its not about protecting the crime but asking to follow the process
Too much of good is bad,mix some evil in it
She did not forge anything. This is a Salary/compensation dispute and the arrogance of few fools have taken this case to a new dimension.
we blame the US.
People are blaming mostly not on the legality of the case, but the way a Consular officer is treated. At least know what they are protesting before making some Crap statements like "We all Indians ..." blah blah ....
she is a middle level diplomat and there is vienna convention that grants her some special rights ,as per reports she was publicly handcuffed in front of a school , later strip /cavity searched and put in jail on charges of non-payment of minimum wage (as per US laws) and for lying about the wages to be paid on the visa application for the maid.
The matter was already being discussed with indian embassy and US state department, However they jumped the gun and arrested her without informing india,Arresting a diplomat without due process is seen as humiliation of a country,to make matter worst she was subjected to DNA swabbing,cavity /strip search.Read the press release of Indian mission to US.http://goo.gl/vAe4od[^]
i believe its unfair that people wants see her being prosecuted and get consoled because here in our country powerful/elites get away with crime. Saying what others had already said ,its not about giving her impunity ,but the way a diplomat is treated without due process.
...in those instances in which a person with immunity is believed to have committed a serious offense (any felony or crime of violence) and the sending country has not acceded to the U.S. Department of State’s request for a waiver of immunity, it is the Department’s policy to require the departure of that individual from the United States. Requiring the departure of a person who enjoys immunity is an extreme diplomatic tool, and it is used only aft er the most careful consideration to ensure that the United States is not perceived as having acted in an arbitrary, capricious, or prejudiced manner.
In short, even if they believe a diplomat to have committed a serious offense, the worst they will do is asking the diplomat to leave their land, which is after serious consideration to ensure that they aren't acting foolishly. But what they did was far beyond this, and all while the diplomat was still having immunity against any crimes they may or may not have committed.
Furthermore, the document states this about the termination of immunity:
Criminal immunity precludes the exercise of jurisdiction by the courts over an individual whether the incident occurred prior to or during the period in which such immunity exists. This jurisdictional bar is, however, not a perpetual benefit. With the exception of immunity for official acts (which exists indefinitely), criminal immunity expires upon the termination of the diplomatic or consular tour of the individual enjoying immunity. Th enforce, obtaining an indictment, information, or arrest warrant could lay the basis for a prosecution at a later date, e.g., if the diplomat returns to the United States at a later date in a private capacity...
Again, the diplomat was still on duty, which means she still had immunity and yet was treated like dirt. Note that diplomats cannot even be arrested even if they hide a terrorist in their embassy (hint: ever heard of Snowden, and where he took refuge?).
The person who ordered this operation should be treated like trash, fired from his job, and put in a jail.
the support this diplomat is getting from our own Indians
This is very rare thing, because mostly we are so selfish that this almost never happens. And I like that we are showing self-confidence here. We need to do this types of things more often. We can't cry about things all the time like a poor child. Sometimes you have to show your game face so that next time others will take you more seriously.
Abhinav S wrote:
Instead of correcting ourselves, we blame the US.
We are blaming the way they have handled the situation. No one is saying that she is innocent.
There is a difference between criminal offence and a civilian breaking a rule.