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(Gulf News)   Indian diplomat who was caught paying her maid below the minimum wage: "The maid was trying to blackmail me" Asking for minimum wage isn't really blackmail, but what would you like me to play on this tiny violin?   (gulfnews.com) divider line 223
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2013-12-19 08:37:28 AM  
That's not blackmail, slorebag.

fark this biatch. Write diplomatic immunity on a hammer and every time she asks for it, hand it to her with a bag of sand. She may then pound to her heart's content.
 
2013-12-19 09:05:21 AM  
It also turns out that she was treated a lot better than anyone else in that situation would have been.

"She was not, as has been incorrectly reported, arrested in front of her children. The agents arrested her in the most discreet way possible, and unlike most defendants, she was not then handcuffed or restrained. In fact, the arresting officers did not even seize her phone as they normally would have. Instead, they offered her the opportunity to make numerous calls to arrange personal matters and contact whomever she needed, including allowing her to arrange for child care. This lasted approximately two hours. Because it was cold outside, the agents let her make those calls from their car and even brought her coffee and offered to get her food"

http://www.justice.gov/usao/nys/pressreleases/December13/KhobragadeS ta tement.php


So yeah. Fark this biatch.
 
2013-12-19 09:25:17 AM  
I have ZERO sympathy for Khobragade. When the maid, Sangeeta Richard, filed a lawsuit against Khobragade, did you know what she did?

Khobragade had Richard's husband and children in India arrested and held in detention.

This is the kind of person we're talking about.

Source:

"July 8: Richard visited an immigration attorney's firm in Manhattan, New York. A person present there told Rediff.com then that four individuals from the consulate soon arrived at the attorney's office.

There were discussions, and reports indicated Richard demanded a sum as her wages, and an ordinary Indian passport.

Meanwhile, her husband and child in India were taken into custody, according to the witness. A scared Richard spoke with them, and refused to leave the attorney's office premises."

http://m.rediff.com/news/report/diplomats-arrest-trouble-was-brewing -s ince-june/20131217.htm
 
2013-12-19 09:25:31 AM  
"The case has sparked outrage across India, where the idea of an educated, middle-class woman facing a strip-search is almost unimaginable, except in the most brutal crimes. In an unusual step, the US attorney in Manhattan publicly defended Khobragade's treatment, and questioned why there was more outrage for Khobragade than for the housekeeper."
Looks like the caste system is still alive and well, congrats India.
 
2013-12-19 09:27:52 AM  

gopher321: "The case has sparked outrage across India, where the idea of an educated, middle-class woman facing a strip-search is almost unimaginable, except in the most brutal crimes.


Educated, middle-class woman facing a strip-search in the US? Government freaks out.

Educated, middle-class woman gang-raped and tossed out of a bus, later dying from her horrific injuries? Government goes "meh."
 
2013-12-19 09:36:02 AM  
www.weirdir.com

Can't we just give her another dot on her forehead?
 
2013-12-19 09:36:34 AM  

gopher321: "The case has sparked outrage across India, where the idea of an educated, middle-class woman facing a strip-search is almost unimaginable, except in the most brutal crimes. In an unusual step, the US attorney in Manhattan publicly defended Khobragade's treatment, and questioned why there was more outrage for Khobragade than for the housekeeper."
Looks like the caste system is still alive and well, congrats India.



You ever worked with someone from an upper caste *and* a lower caste in the same office?  Fun times.  Girl from upper caste was a gossipy shiat-bag who could barely crank out a SQL stored procedure and yakked on the phone most of the day.  Dude from lower caste was a superb coder who worked lots of free overtime.  She barely acknowledged him and when she did, it was often with arrogance and disdain.
 
2013-12-19 09:39:15 AM  
Indian people need to get their priorities in order.

/ok, OBVIOUS, but still...wtf?
 
2013-12-19 09:46:05 AM  
Link is farked.

It sounds like she's rich, spoiled, and entitled. She is angry that the authorities even had the audacity to treat her like a criminal for her crimes.

But make no mistake, this isn't an Indian thing. It's a rich and powerful thing -and you only have to look at our own two tier justice system for proof.
 
2013-12-19 09:47:37 AM  
I am not shocked that this woman's story is falling apart.

Who wants to take bets that she wasn't actually strip searched?
 
2013-12-19 09:48:12 AM  
I understand some of the outrage at what she did, but for christ's sake the women is seriously smokin' hot, and not in the Daily Fail sense. Shouldn't that count for something?
 
2013-12-19 09:48:55 AM  
Top comment on reddit was fact India are crying a river over the treatment of "indians" - yet gang rape takes a backseat in their country, I guess it doesn't help India is still a third world country.
 
2013-12-19 09:49:18 AM  
caste systems.  some people cant break away from them, even with a change of environment.
 
2013-12-19 09:49:37 AM  

RexTalionis: Educated, middle-class woman gang-raped and tossed out of a bus, later dying from her horrific injuries? Government goes "meh."


IIRC, the whole country erupted.  I am guessing that it was because she was educated and middle class.  If she had not been, there wouldn't have been a "meh".
 
2013-12-19 09:49:55 AM  
caste system has some people believing they are inherently superior to others.

/same as here
 
2013-12-19 09:50:01 AM  

qualtrough: I understand some of the outrage at what she did, but for christ's sake the women is seriously smokin' hot, and not in the Daily Fail sense. Shouldn't that count for something?


first casting rights on the Bollywood version?


/slaveowning is not attractive
//biatch will get her day in court
///maybe indians will get so outraged they'll take a day off gang raping to protest in front of the American embassy. win-win
 
2013-12-19 09:50:29 AM  

fireclown: RexTalionis: Educated, middle-class woman gang-raped and tossed out of a bus, later dying from her horrific injuries? Government goes "meh."

IIRC, the whole country erupted.  I am guessing that it was because she was educated and middle class.  If she had not been, there wouldn't have been a "meh".


The people certainly did, but the government was extremely hands-off. I think the PM didn't even comment on it until after quite a bit of protest forced him to say something.
 
2013-12-19 09:51:19 AM  
cf2.imgobject.com

Stop throwing away my caged heat, Fark!
 
2013-12-19 09:51:46 AM  

James!: Who wants to take bets that she wasn't actually strip searched?


She was searched and had to take off some of her clothing. It was conducted by a female Federal Marshall in a private room. Standard procedure for putting someone in jail - you don't want to leave them with things they can use to hurt others or themselves.
 
2013-12-19 09:53:29 AM  
I can't get the feeling out of my head regarding this whole shiat is that someone is manufacturing the outrage in India.

Yes, its absolutely true that an educated woman being stripped searched is unthinkable in India. But that still does not add up to the amount of attention this shiat has gotten.

Two things that caught my attention: was her diplomatic immunity violated? Seems not. Was she stripped searched by males? There is no mention of that, and as far as I can tell, that is not the standard procedure. On the part of US officials, everything was done according to the book, no foul play involved whatsoever.

So, if you don't like the idea of US law being applied in USA, stay the fark out.
 
2013-12-19 09:54:06 AM  
Diplomatic immunity is not a blanket pass to break the laws of your host country.

UberDave: She barely acknowledged him and when she did, it was often with arrogance and disdain.


She probably views the whole of the US as lower caste. That's interesting because our cast system in the US centers on wealth. We would never permit the middle class to be part of our upper caste. They're middle class!

Meanwhile, I'm wondering how the conservation media types will spin this one. Might be hard to both hate this foreigner for breaking the law and yet explain minimum wage is too high.
 
2013-12-19 09:55:13 AM  

qualtrough: I understand some of the outrage at what she did, but for christ's sake the women is seriously smokin' hot, and not in the Daily Fail sense. Shouldn't that count for something?


It did count for something, along with the mental picture of her being naked is what got all the attention to begin with, me think.
 
2013-12-19 09:55:47 AM  

gopher321: "The case has sparked outrage across India, where the idea of an educated, middle-class woman facing a strip-search is almost unimaginable, except in the most brutal crimes. In an unusual step, the US attorney in Manhattan publicly defended Khobragade's treatment, and questioned why there was more outrage for Khobragade than for the housekeeper."
Looks like the caste system is still alive and well, congrats India.


Chigau: caste systems.  some people cant break away from them, even with a change of environment.


mrEdude: caste system has some people believing they are inherently superior to others.


TFA said the woman was upper-class didn't mention the arrested Indian officer's caste, so curiosity led to research of Indian newspapers and finding out the consular officer (last name Khobragade) was a Dalit which would be considered a "low" caste in India. So in this particular case the officer was "upper-class" but "lower-caste" in India.
 
2013-12-19 09:56:07 AM  

mayIFark: I can't get the feeling out of my head regarding this whole shiat is that someone is manufacturing the outrage in India.

Yes, its absolutely true that an educated woman being stripped searched is unthinkable in India. But that still does not add up to the amount of attention this shiat has gotten.

Two things that caught my attention: was her diplomatic immunity violated? Seems not. Was she stripped searched by males? There is no mention of that, and as far as I can tell, that is not the standard procedure. On the part of US officials, everything was done according to the book, no foul play involved whatsoever.

So, if you don't like the idea of US law being applied in USA, stay the fark out.


It's election season in India and standing up the the US plays well.
 
2013-12-19 09:58:15 AM  

RexTalionis: fireclown: RexTalionis: Educated, middle-class woman gang-raped and tossed out of a bus, later dying from her horrific injuries? Government goes "meh."

IIRC, the whole country erupted.  I am guessing that it was because she was educated and middle class.  If she had not been, there wouldn't have been a "meh".

The people certainly did, but the government was extremely hands-off. I think the PM didn't even comment on it until after quite a bit of protest forced him to say something.


I'll agree with that.  I remember being kind of delighted that ANY mass outrage occured.  I was also happily surprised while watching an interview with the girls family when it turns out that they had raised her to think of herself as being worth something, and were really supportive.

Progress sometimes moves very slowly.
 
2013-12-19 09:58:27 AM  

RexTalionis: I have ZERO sympathy for Khobragade. When the maid, Sangeeta Richard, filed a lawsuit against Khobragade, did you know what she did?

Khobragade had Richard's husband and children in India arrested and held in detention.

This is the kind of person we're talking about.

Source:

"July 8: Richard visited an immigration attorney's firm in Manhattan, New York. A person present there told Rediff.com then that four individuals from the consulate soon arrived at the attorney's office.

There were discussions, and reports indicated Richard demanded a sum as her wages, and an ordinary Indian passport.

Meanwhile, her husband and child in India were taken into custody, according to the witness. A scared Richard spoke with them, and refused to leave the attorney's office premises."

http://m.rediff.com/news/report/diplomats-arrest-trouble-was-brewing -s ince-june/20131217.htm


HOLY shiat.

This biatch cant die soon enough.
 
2013-12-19 09:58:59 AM  

pueblonative: Stop throwing away my caged heat, Fark!


skinemax f TW. Also, I missed the part where the diplomat was convicted on any charge.additionally,I didn't know that and who ha or starfish search was normal protocol for arrest.spelling errors are the fault of my tablet As I am too lazy to type, suck my balls, world.
 
2013-12-19 09:59:34 AM  
It confuses me as to why top U.S. officials need to question why no one in India cares about the housekeeper. I would like to think they are more informed than their comments suggest.
 
2013-12-19 10:00:24 AM  
My opinion of India is swirling down, down towards the drain.
 
2013-12-19 10:01:06 AM  

Misconduc: [www.weirdir.com image 468x199]

Can't we just give her another dot on her forehead?


You honestly think that's the way this problem should be handled? You're a sick person.
 
2013-12-19 10:01:10 AM  

mayIFark: So, if you don't like the idea of US law being applied in USA, stay the fark out.


Homosexuality is illegal there, and some of our people there at the embassy are gay.  A blind eye is turned, in allowance for cultural differences.

Not the same at all, I agree, but...
 
2013-12-19 10:01:26 AM  
My first impulse is to express disgust with a filthy, reactionary, primitive culture that accepts greed, corruption and the exploitation of the poor and desperate. But I'm not so sure I would not be hurling bricks from a glass house.
 
2013-12-19 10:01:53 AM  
With the prison time her charges curry, she should have plenty of time to sitar and think of what she did.

/so, so sorry
 
2013-12-19 10:02:01 AM  
blurbrain.com
 
2013-12-19 10:03:18 AM  

mayIFark: I can't get the feeling out of my head regarding this whole shiat is that someone is manufacturing the outrage in India.

Yes, its absolutely true that an educated woman being stripped searched is unthinkable in India. But that still does not add up to the amount of attention this shiat has gotten.

Two things that caught my attention: was her diplomatic immunity violated? Seems not. Was she stripped searched by males? There is no mention of that, and as far as I can tell, that is not the standard procedure. On the part of US officials, everything was done according to the book, no foul play involved whatsoever.

So, if you don't like the idea of US law being applied in USA, stay the fark out.


"The US is trodding all over us" is the easiest demagoguery in every other country in the world.  Every country has its RWA types, and the U.S. is the world's easiest target for popular outrage.
 
2013-12-19 10:03:47 AM  
My observation on caste systems in the work place, especially with Indian populations, is that it comes down to your parents.  My parents are farmers (considered low caste), so in the eyes of some of my Indian employees I should be the same caste as a farmer, as one does not switch castes without divine intervention or the help of a fairy godmother.  So it doesn't come to my employees minds that my parents are college educated, owning all of their own land and equipment, and making a comfortable life for themselves as they approach retirement.  It doesn't occur to them that i have several years of experience in my field, as well as a masters degree.  Many cant seem to comprehend these things, or maybe they choose not to.  

All they see is that I should be of a lower caste than they were in India, and they resent it.  I have actually had my subordinates say that a "Filthy farms-son" has no right to tell them what to do.   I would laugh if it wasn't so sad.
 
2013-12-19 10:04:00 AM  

roc6783: It confuses me as to why top U.S. officials need to question why no one in India cares about the housekeeper. I would like to think they are more informed than their comments suggest.


It's kind of rhetorical questioning.  The fact that south asian culture treats the help like crap is not that shocking.
 
2013-12-19 10:04:13 AM  

roc6783: It confuses me as to why top U.S. officials need to question why no one in India cares about the housekeeper. I would like to think they are more informed than their comments suggest.



It's for domestic consumption less the Dept of State tries to make this go away in order to mollify India's feelings the Dept of Justice (represented by USA Bharara) is going to make it that much more difficult by publicly revealing what a horrible shiat she's been while in the US.
 
2013-12-19 10:05:48 AM  

steppenwolf: With the prison time her charges curry, she should have plenty of time to sitar and think of what she did.

/so, so sorry


You should be. Damn.
 
2013-12-19 10:05:51 AM  

mrEdude: caste system has some people believing they are inherently superior to others.

/same as here


You would not want Atlas to shrug now would you?
 
2013-12-19 10:06:30 AM  

UberDave: gopher321: "The case has sparked outrage across India, where the idea of an educated, middle-class woman facing a strip-search is almost unimaginable, except in the most brutal crimes. In an unusual step, the US attorney in Manhattan publicly defended Khobragade's treatment, and questioned why there was more outrage for Khobragade than for the housekeeper."
Looks like the caste system is still alive and well, congrats India.


You ever worked with someone from an upper caste *and* a lower caste in the same office?  Fun times.  Girl from upper caste was a gossipy shiat-bag who could barely crank out a SQL stored procedure and yakked on the phone most of the day.  Dude from lower caste was a superb coder who worked lots of free overtime.  She barely acknowledged him and when she did, it was often with arrogance and disdain.


How is this different then how poor people are treated here in America?
 
2013-12-19 10:08:02 AM  

Warlordtrooper: How is this different then how poor people are treated here in America?


Because 99.6% of those disrespected poors in the U.S. own a refrigerator.
 
2013-12-19 10:08:39 AM  

roc6783: It confuses me as to why top U.S. officials need to question why no one in India cares about the housekeeper. I would like to think they are more informed than their comments suggest.


Sometimes you ask a question that you already know the answer to so that the other guy will embarrass himself.
 
2013-12-19 10:10:00 AM  

BigNumber12: My opinion of India is swirling down, down towards the drain.


Everyone bathes in the drain.
 
2013-12-19 10:10:21 AM  

Warlordtrooper: How is this different then how poor people are treated here in America?


You really have to see it.  It can be pretty remarkable, tto the point that if you saw Americans doing it, you would be appalled.
 
2013-12-19 10:11:17 AM  

ikanreed: Warlordtrooper: How is this different then how poor people are treated here in America?

Because 99.6% of those disrespected poors in the U.S. own a refrigerator.


Or at least the box.
 
2013-12-19 10:12:07 AM  
This whole situation is a travesty. How dare they treat this fine upstanding citizen this way when all she did was offer a mutually agreed upon contract in which services were exchanged for income. This women was providing job opportunities for the unskilled, it was the maid's choice to work for that wage, and who are you to tell her otherwise?

http://cafehayek.com/2013/12/more-questions-for-proponents-of-pricin g- low-skilled-workers-out-of-jobs.html

/I wish I made this up..
 
2013-12-19 10:15:39 AM  
Pardon me while I cry a river.
 
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2013-12-19 10:15:56 AM  

qualtrough: I understand some of the outrage at what she did, but for christ's sake the women is seriously smokin' hot, and not in the Daily Fail sense. Shouldn't that count for something?


Maybe strip search with pics?
 
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2013-12-19 10:17:42 AM  

GodComplex: This whole situation is a travesty. How dare they treat this fine upstanding citizen this way when all she did was offer a mutually agreed upon contract in which services were exchanged for income. This women was providing job opportunities for the unskilled, it was the maid's choice to work for that wage, and who are you to tell her otherwise?

http://cafehayek.com/2013/12/more-questions-for-proponents-of-pricin g- low-skilled-workers-out-of-jobs.html

/I wish I made this up..


Me too, that's pretty dumb.  It's sad that people take that nonsense seriously.
 
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