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BJP leader Yashwant Sinha calls for arrest of gay US diplomats in India

Hindu nationalist BJP senior leader Yashwant Sinha has called for US diplomats who have gay sex on Indian soil to be arrested in response to a diplomatic incident where an Indian diplomat was charged in the US with visa fraud and for paying her housekeeper less than $4 an hour.

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19th December 2013 02:09

Alessia Valenza | ILGA Asia

A senior leader of India’s Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party has called for the arrest of gay US diplomats in the country after an Indian diplomat was arrested in the US – causing a major diplomatic incident between the two countries.

Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade was arrested in New York after her nanny and housekeeper went to the authorities after being sacked by Khobragade in June.

Authorities allege Khobragade was paying her housekeeper Sangeeta Richard only $3.31 per hour for her duties when she had claimed to authorities to have being paying her $4,500 per month.

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