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India takes aim at privileges held by US diplomats

India takes aim at US diplomats' privileges as fallout from diplomat's strip search grows

India takes aim at privileges held by US diplomats

NEW DELHI (AP) -- The Press Trust of India news agency says India is taking aim at the privileges enjoyed by American diplomats in New Delhi.

The news agency reported Wednesday that India has informed the U.S. that embassy cars will not be immune to traffic violations and that the U.S. must stop all commercial activities from embassy grounds. There were no immediate details about what activities are affected.

It's the latest fallout from a serious diplomatic row between the countries stemming from the arrest and strip search last month of Devyani Khobragade, an Indian diplomat in New York City.

Khobragade has pleaded not guilty to fraud charges alleging she paid her Indian-born maid far less than the U.S. minimum wage and lied about it on a visa application.

Updated : 2021-05-10 08:54 GMT+08:00