India asks UN to accord immunity to Devyani Khobragade

Dec 22 2013, 15:21 IST
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Summary'We expect to get a diplomatic id card from the US State Department.'

with the State Department to issue Khobragade the UN diplomatic identity card.

Sources have said that the UN has no role in giving immunity to anybody, immunity is given by the US because they have a headquarters agreement, which regulates the privileges, immunities and responsibilities of the all people working in the UN as far the US is concerned.

This agreement was signed when the US offered to host the UN in New York.

A posting at the Indian mission to the UN is expected to accord Khobragade more diplomatic immunity from prosecution in the US but it remains unclear if she would get immunity from the criminal charges, which were levelled against her when she was the Deputy Consul General at the Consulate.

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