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FULL text: Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade's letter to her colleagues

Wednesday, 18 December 2013 - 5:27pm IST | Place: New Delhi | Agency: dna

After the US-India diplomatic row over mistreatment meted out to an India diplomat, Devyani writes a letter to her colleagues recounting her ordeal.
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Explaining her ordeal, Indian Diplomat Devyani Khobragade, on Wednesday wrote an email to her colleagues in the Indian Foreign Service (IFS).

The Indian Diplomat has also made an appeal to the Indian government to take up the matter and ensure the safety of her family members.


Read the full letter below, 


My dear colleagues - senior and junior, 


I am so grateful for all the outpouring of unequivocal support and backing that has been available to me from the fraternity. I take comfort in the confidence that this invaluable support will also be translated into strong and swift action, to ensure the safety of me and my children, as also to preserve the dignity of our service which is unquestionably under siege.

While I was going through it, although I must admit that I broke down many times as the indignities of repeated handcuffing, stripping and cavity searches, swabbing, hold up with common criminals and drug addicts were all being imposed upon me despite my incessant assertions of immunity, I got the strength to regain composure and remain dignified thinking that I must represent all of my colleagues and my country with confidence and pride.

I feel I can continue to do so thanks to this strong and prolific support. I cannot say more now but will later, I did feel the deep need to thank you all so much. 



Devyani Khobragade. 


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