Devyani Khobragade: Indian school suffers in tiff between countries

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School suffers in tiff between countries
New Delhi, Jan 16: Very unusual guidance was offered to female teachers whose husbands will also be teaching at the school in an American Embassy school.

A handout for new teachers at this city's exclusive American Embassy School, an academic oasis for children of U.S. diplomats and other expatriates, was given to female teachers.

"The female spouse should not state that she will be working," the handout states, instructing spouses to list their occupation on visa applications as "housewife," adding that "no sexism is intended on our part."

NYTimes reported that the advice, which top Indian officials say is illegal, has ensnared the American school, a cherished institution among foreigners living here, in a growing diplomatic spat between India and the United States that began last month.

This was with the arrest of Devyani Khobragade, an Indian consular official in New York, on charges of visa fraud and making false statements in connection with her employment of a domestic worker.

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