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India Angry Over Diplomat’s Arrest

India is enacting reprisals against the U.S. following the arrest of diplomat Devyani Khobragade in New York last week. Khobragade was accused of getting her housekeeper’s work visa with fake documents and then paying the housekeeper less than minimum wage. Indian politicians have expressed outrage over what they believe was poor treatment by law enforcement against Khobragade--some local newspapers report that she was strip searched--and New Delhi police have removed security barriers around the American Embassy in retaliation. The Indian government has also ordered all ID cards issued to officials at U.S. consulates around the country to be withdrawn and all clearances for imports to the U.S. embassy, including alcohol, have been stopped.