December 18th, 2013
10:13 PM ET

Uproar surrounds Indian diplomat's arrest

Allegations of exploitation of a domestic worker led to the arrest of Indian Diplomat Devyani Khobragade. U.S. prosecutors say she paid her housekeeper $3.31 per hour and falsified visa documents. But it was her treatment by authorities that's adding to massive show of outrage in India. People are burning the American flag in the streets and Indian security forces are no longer protecting the American Embassy in New Delhi. Deborah Feyerick has the latest.

CNN International's Mallika Kapur has the story from New Delhi.

What does all this mean? Anderson discussed this with Seema Sirohi of the Indian Council on Global Relations and Assam Chhabra who writes a column for the Mumbai Mirror newspaper.

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  1. Mark

    It seems unclear whether she was mis-treated or not and who to believe but I assume the truth and facts will come out soon.

    I suspect a lot of this is reaction to US hegemony including use of drones, snooping on everyone and ignoring Status of Forces agreements around the world.

    December 19, 2013 at 6:58 pm |
  2. Gus

    The US should have treated the diplomat (regardless of nationality) with respect if it wants their diplomats to be treated with proper decorum overseas.

    December 19, 2013 at 11:00 am |

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