Turn in Your IDs, India Tells US Diplomats as Row Escalates - The New Indian Express

Turn in Your IDs, India Tells US Diplomats as Row Escalates

Published: 17th December 2013 01:14 PM

Last Updated: 17th December 2013 01:14 PM

Angry over the "despicable" and "barbaric" treatment meted out to its diplomat, India Tuesday asked US diplomats to turn in their IDs even as Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi and union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde declined to meet a visiting US Congressional delegation.

Rahul Gandhi and Shinde Tuesday refused to meet the US Congressional delegation, comprising Republican and Democrat members, to highlight India's strong disapproval of the arrest, handcuffing and strip search of diplomat Devyani Khobragade in New York last week.

US diplomats in consulates have been asked to surrender their IDs, a source told IANS.

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