India transfers diplomat to UN in bid for immunity, as maids stage protest 

India said on Saturday that it had transferred the diplomat at the center of a row with the United States to New Delhi’s United Nations delegation, a move that it hopes will give her protection from prosecution for visa fraud and underpaying a maid.
Whether the accreditation of Devyani Khobragade as a member of India’s U.N. mission leads to a way out of the dispute could depend on the U.S. State Department approving her transfer from her current role as deputy consul general in New York.

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Photo: Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images

India transfers diplomat to UN in bid for immunity, as maids stage protest 

India said on Saturday that it had transferred the diplomat at the center of a row with the United States to New Delhi’s United Nations delegation, a move that it hopes will give her protection from prosecution for visa fraud and underpaying a maid.

Whether the accreditation of Devyani Khobragade as a member of India’s U.N. mission leads to a way out of the dispute could depend on the U.S. State Department approving her transfer from her current role as deputy consul general in New York.

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Photo: Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images