Humiliating diplomats: US, this is not the first time!

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New Delhi, Dec 17: As the Twiterrati goes abuzz with condemnation and criticism for the United States, after the humiliating arrest of the Deputy Consul General Devyani Khobragade, mullahs back in India remember how US had treated other diplomats earlier. Two such instances came to the light that called as United State's deliberate attack at India.

Despite the bilateral relations both the countries share, it is rather strange that the United States has reacted so strangely and so unprofessionaly in all these cases.

Earlier, Meera Shankar, the Indian Ambassador to the United States in 2010, was humiliated too in the same year. During a visit to Mississippi on a delegation, she was asked to come out of a security line at the Jackson-Evers International Airport and patted down by an American security agent.

This was done in full public view, even after she declared her diplomatic status to them. She was about to board a flight to Baltimore after attending the Mississippi State University's programme.

On a separate occasion, India's permanent representative to the United Nations Hardeep Puri too was frisked. He was taken to a separate enclosure and was asked whether he was willing to have his turban patted down. He was also asked to open his turban, which he refused to do, reminding that the new procedure allows a passenger to refuse the pat down and touch the turban with his own hand and then offer the hand for a swipe.

However, Hardeep Puri denies any such incident.

Devyani's arrest now is yet another instance when the United States makes a seemingly deliberate attempt to target Indian diplomats, for reasons only known to them.

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