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Devyani Khobragade letter to her colleagues: The full text

Activists protest near the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi on Dec. 18. (MONEY SHARMA/EPA)

Devyani Khobragade, the former Indian deputy consul in New York, wrote a note this week thanking her Indian diplomatic colleagues for the support and describing the arrest process. Read the full text here.

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.

Read the complaint


The complaint against Devyani Khobragade, deputy consul at India's consulate in New York, describes the charges, which include visa fraud. Read it.

Read Khobrogade's note to colleagues

Read the U.S. attorney's statement on the case

Devyani Khobragade gives an interview to Eye on South Asia in which she talks about her career and Indian diplomacy.


Read the latest on the fallout from her arrest here


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