If US can hatch a conspiracy against Bharat to exploit Hindu Economy, dishonoring Indian diplomats time and again and put an indefinite ban upon Narendra Modi’s Visa, why shouldn’t we give a lesson to them? ~ Hindu Existence.
Togadia suggests boycott of US items.
Express News Service | New Delhi | Dec 18 2013:: Welcoming the Centre’s tough stand against the US Administration in the wake of the treatment meted out to a young Indian diplomat, VHP leader Pravin Togadia Tuesday suggested the need to boycott American items.
“1st time UPA acts tough with US. Devyani Khobragade, as woman & Indian, shouldn’t have been treated this way by the US. Boycott US products?” Togadia tweeted.
“US always criticises caste system in Bharat while there are instances of racism there. Devyani Khobragade ji was purposely ill-treated there,” he said.
“All those who are using anything American, must give it up. Products, services, agencies, whatever (what about Google, Yahoo, FB, Twitter???)” he wondered only to add “@USIBC American companies like Colgate, P&G, J&J, Compaq, IBM, Microsoft, Boeing, Google, Yahoo, FB made trillions past many decades from India”.
When pointed out by one that “twitter that you are using to send this message is American”, the VHP leader contended that it was because of this he was only wondering about it and suggested someone from India should come up with an alternative.
“I know! That’s why I asked, what about Twitter etc! Any Indian option? Am sure someone will come out with it soon here!” he replied to comments on him using Twitter. [Courtesy: Indian Express].
Handcuffed and strip-searched, I broke down several times: Devyani Khobragade.
Sachin Parashar | TNN | Dec 18, 2013:: US authorities subjected Devyani Khobragade to treatment reserved for hardened criminals. On Tuesday the government was spurred into action by an email she wrote to her IFS colleagues. She was not just handcuffed but subjected to strip-search, DNA swabbing and cavity searches, she wrote.
On Tuesday, the IFS Officers’ Association met to ramp up pressure on the government to consider further retaliatory action if Washington did not offer an unconditional apology.
In her email, Khobragade implored the government to ensure her and her children’s safety and preserve the dignity of the IFS, which was “unquestionably under siege”. She said she broke down several times but tried to maintain her dignity and composure as she was representing her country.
“While I was going through it, although I must admit that I broke down many times as the indignities of repeated handcuffing, stripping and cavity searches, swabbing, in a holdup with common criminals and drug addicts were all being imposed upon me despite my incessant assertions of immunity, I got the strength to regain composure and remain dignified thinking that I must represent all of my colleagues and my country with confidence and pride,” she said. TOI had reported on Tuesday that Khobragade had been strip-searched and her DNA swab taken. The Association believes the US authorities paid no attention to the fact that she was a senior consular officer and that India should treat her American counterparts here in the same manner.