Sanku wrote:Former researcher with US Embassy, Aparna Srivastava takes steps against US diplomatI had barely worked for three months when the incident happened. I was holding a senior position as an Indian employee in the Embassy on a permanent position and did not deserve this treatment. It is still a nightmare for me," a visibly dejected Srivastava told ET. Srivastava alleged that she was dismissed, as she was not following the diktats of her superior, Stacy Pearce (the American Diplomat), under whom she worked in the human rights section since she was employed at the Embassy in July 2012.
"Stacy wanted me to write reports on human rights issue in a fashion that would suit interests of the US government in India. But this is unethical and distortion of the facts," she noted. "I was dismissed on the grounds that I was defensive and argumentative. I was also accused of being pro-Indian government and pro-National Human Rights Commission. But I would never be disloyal when I am working in a particular organization. I was just giving an unbiased and honest opinion in my reports," Srivastava claimed.
Before joining the Embassy, she was employed with NHRC for seven years. Describing her ordeal on the fateful day, she said the Human Resource department kept her confined in a room with no contact with outside world.
Her phone was also allegedly seized and forced to sign a 'pre-drafted resignation' letter. Subsequently Srivastava was sent out of the Embassy and packed up in a taxi with two boxes of some of her personal belongings. The remaining portion of her belongings was sent to her home at her insistence later.
"This entire episode left me without a job which made life difficult. Later the Embassy paid all my dues. Over the past year I have written several times to the US Embassy including the Ambassador for an audience with Nancy Powell. But I am yet to hear from her or any other diplomat," said Srivastava, adding, "I have contacted the Americas Division of the MEA with all documents. I narrated my ordeal and that I was dismissed under duress. They will look into my case." But Srivastava remains crestfallen and yet to recover from her experience.
No wonder most Indians in US prefer to err on the side of caution while amply toeing US line.
Will they try such a stunt with Israel ? Mossad will most likely rape/kill/maim that Stacy Pearce thing and drop her somewhere in shark infested part of mediterranean, i.e. if the overzealous americans do not pull her out and castigate her already.
That is the difference between us and a real ally. Will some naive Indians please stop saying that both countries have 'common goals' and are 'potential allies', I do not think our goals are common at all. Unless India changes it's goals to using custodial rape to diplomatic ends and forging fake human rights reports about the host country as a norm. US policy wrt India is same as that of the Soviet times, this time around though they are also pretending to be friends and thus are doubly dangerous.
My another feeling is that they are using Manmohan Singh's final blimp of his innings as a safety valve to hit back at any sections of Indian state that have held out against them. They are confident in their belief that he will not prosecute any drastic action against them.