Devyani Khobragade arrest and the diplomatic war between India and US
Student and work Visas to become tougher after Devayaniís row? Some of you are worried about F1 and H1B Visa changes after arrest of Deputy Consul Genrate Devyani Khobragade. I would like to touch base with you on this issue.
Indian Consul General Devayani's arrest in New YorkDeputy consul-general Devyani Khobragade, 39, was arrested on Dec. 12 on changes of underpaying maid Sangeea Richard. US govt saying she paid $3 /hr whereas the original minimum wage is $9. Also Sageetha signed two different agreements with two different wages.
Diplomatic war between India and USIndia Govt is claiming that the case filed on Devayani is illegal since there are different laws to prosecute a Diplomat level employee and US ignored the immunity in dealing with a India Consul-General.
India reacted to Devayaniís attest as it was never before against US actions. India is tough in itís stand and demanding to close the case filed on Devayani. It removed the security provided to US embassies in India ans asked to submit the identities of all US Consulate officers.
Uttam Khobragade, a formar IAS offier of 1984 batch and father of Devayani Khobragade claims that Devayani hcas not ommitted any visa fraud.
Student Visa chances after IncidentIt appears that there is no affect on Student/work visas after this incident. No one reported any issues of mass visa rejections due to this incident. But, obviously diplomatic relations spoiled between india and USA. India is trying to to save Devayani with the help of other nations and UNO and US is stubborn on Devayani's case.