Hand chopping incident: It’s unacceptable, says Swaraj

New Delhi (PTI): Terming as “unacceptable” the incident where an Indian woman’s hand was chopped off by her employer in Saudi Arabia, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today said the matter has been taken up with Saudi authorities.

New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj addressing a press conference at Jawaharlal Nehru Bhawan in New Delhi on Monday. PTI Photo by Vijay Verma (PTI9_8_2014_000176B)

“We are very much disturbed over the brutal manner in which Indian lady has been treated in Saudi Arabia,” Swaraj said today.

The Minister said Indian embassy is in touch with the victim, 55-year-old Kashturi Munirathinam.

Condemning the incident in strong words, Swaraj said on twitter, “This is unacceptable. We have taken this up with Saudi authorities.”

India has demanded that a case of attempted murder be lodged against the culprit.

The family of the woman, working as a domestic help in Saudi Arabia, has alleged that her right hand was chopped off by her employer when she tried to escape harassment and torture.

“This is a very unfortunate and most condemnable incident.

“Our Embassy in Riyadh has taken up the matter with the Saudi Foreign Office and asked for strict action in the matter and severe punishment for the sponsor. We have also sought an independent probe in the incident and urged that a case of attempted murder be lodged against the sponsor so that he is punished, if found guilty as per law,” the Spokesperson in the External Affairs Ministry had said.

Munirathinam is currently being looked after in a Saudi hospital.

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  1. Hand chopping incident: It’s unacceptable, says Swaraj.

    LET US NOT BOTHER ABOUT BRUTALLY KILLING SOME ONE ON THE MERE DOUBT THAT HE ATE BEEF

    OR

    LET US NOT BOTHER ABOUT BEATING A MEMBER OF THE KASHMIR ASSEMBLY, INSIDE THE ASSEMBLY WHEN IN SESSION FOR EATING BEEF.

    LET US HELP A FUGITIVE MODI CLANDESTINELY, FOR HE HAPPENS TO BE THE LONG STANDING CLIENT OF THE HUSBAND AND DAUGHTER OF OUR FOREIGN AFFAIRS MINISTER

    AND

    LET US WORRY ABOUT MODI (CRICKET AND NOT CHAIWAALAA); WHO WAS HELPED BY THE THEN RAJASTAN ASSEMBLY LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION, NOW CHIEF MINISTER, BY FILING SECRET AFFIDAVIT TO HARBOUR THE FUGITIVE IN THE UK, SAYING THAT HIS LIFE IS IN DANGER IN CONGRESS RULED INDIA AND REQUESTING UK GOVERNMENT NOT TO DIVULGE THAT FACT TO ANY INDIAN. WHAT IF MODI PAID AT THE RATE OF 98,000 RUPEES FOR A TEN RUPEES SHARE, BENIFITING HER 1000 CRORE RUPEES.

    IF BJP AND RSS DO WRONGS, IT IS RIGHT. WHEN CONGRESS DOES RIGHT THINGS, IT IS WRONG. HINDUTVA LAW.

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