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Friday, May 23, 2014

devayani issue still live ?

this is an old article from the devayani era reproduced. 
incidentally where is devayani? is sangeetha's husband
still in US ? how does the new goverment in india plan
to seek justice in the matter ?

1. India should put in place a standard procedure for 'intake' and
  'keepin'  of detainees  akin to the one followed ( demonstrated in
  the  devayani case )  by the great U S with the following compulsory steps

   i. repeated handcuffing (compulsory )
   handcuffing may not be done immediately. also they may be taken off
   for making calls to request someone to pick up the little kids from
   school and take them somewhere, but  should be put back immediately.
   the time and occasion when the handcuffs were removed should be recorded
   so that it can be explained later that the victim was not handcuffed
   all the time or immediately.

   ii. strip search (compulsory)
   simultaneous all direction cavity search is to be done. but some
   cavities (preferably the nostrils or the ear lobes ) should be
   excluded so that it can be explained later that no cavity search
   was done and that it was only a strip search.

   iii. drug addicts and sex workers (not compulsory )
   if the victim is lodged with the above categories, then it should
   be ensured that they are indian citizens so that it can be explained
   later that the victim was lodged along with indian citizens.

 2. India should strengthen its law enforcing mechanism.
    there are a dozen indian rules a diplomat breaks on any given day.
    india should write to the embassies about these violations, ignore
    their reply and arrest the diplomat for violation of federal rules.
    the diplomat need not be pulled out of the car immediately if it is
    very cold outside. she may also be offered coffee ( which she will
    naturally refuse in anticipation of the forthcoming niceties like
    strip search )

3. India should be more proactive on human rights violations.
   india should collect details of wages paid by relatives and associates
   of all diplomats stationed in india. this should include the wages
   paid in their own countries too. india should look for complaints
   arising anywhere in the world and put in place a mechanism to air
   lift husband and children of the victim especially if there are
   court proceedings against them in their own countries.

4. Indian government should learn to manage their media better.
   leading newspapers should be asked to write edits defending the
   government action. they should be guided to refer to developments
   ( like aam aadmi's success in indian election ) in the affected
   country if nothing solid can be said in defense of the govt action