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India rejects Edward Snowden's request for political asylum

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The Indian government has rejected the request for asylum by former US government contractor Edward Snowden, the Ministry of External Affairs said on Tuesday.

Confirming that the Indian embassy in Moscow did recieve an asylum request from Snowden, Ministry of External Affairs spokesman Syed Akbaruddin said: "We don't see any reason to acceed to the request".

Earlier in the day, External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid said that India is not an open house for asylums.

His comments came hours after WikiLeaks claimed that Snowden has applied for political asylum in 20 countries, including India.

He, however, told reporters on the sidelines of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) regional forum meeting in Bandar Seri Begawan that India has given asylums in past, "but we are not an open house for asylums since we have a very careful and objective policy".

The Obama Administration has warned countries not to give asylum to Snowden, arguing that he is wanted in the US on charges of espionage and leaking classified information. According to his leaks, the Indian embassy in the US is among the list of 38 diplomatic missions which were being spied upon by American intelligence agencies.

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Now, i see why Salman Kurshid said NO. (^ The bolded part)
 

Hrishi

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And I was wondering why nobody in TDF was discussing about Mr.Snowden. :p ,

BTW , what matters the most is : "Warned" instead of "Request."
That really settles the question about why even the Superpowers are having hard time saying no.
 

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If he blows a bomb in India, he could get to stay in Tihar jail free of charge for a really long time.
 

kg11sgbg

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PRI(S)M showing the true colours to us...colours in which we reside...colours thoroughly ANALYSED + SYNTHESIZED + ...........................................................................................................................................................................
 

freshseasons

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PRI(S)M showing the true colours to us...colours in which we reside...colours thoroughly ANALYSED + SYNTHESIZED + ...........................................................................................................................................................................

+1 This
 
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I was seeing "The Bourne Ultimatum", and the way they track Bourne truly depicts, how these surveilance agencies are monitoring us.
Maybe, Sibal should get a post in PRISM or ECHLEON. Why Indians should enjoy all the benefits!!
 

theterminator

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I was seeing "The Bourne Ultimatum", and the way they track Bourne truly depicts, how these surveilance agencies are monitoring us.
Maybe, Sibal should get a post in PRISM or ECHLEON. Why Indians should enjoy all the benefits!!

True that man, this surveillance practice is definitely what is showcased in that movie.

On the topic, agreements are done both ways , so I think there is something that the Indian government is getting from USA as a concession , also that India agreed to talks with Taliban , a complete U-Turn from its earlier position, this signals something big might be coming to India, may be Headley? But I dont subscribe to the view that India has been arm-twisted by the USA.
 
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When it comes to IT, India provides cheap labour and in turn gets big collaborations/investment mostly from US.
They don't wanna lose this chance to China, by accepting Snowden.
 

Hrishi

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When it comes to IT, India provides cheap labour and in turn gets big collaborations/investment mostly from US.
They don't wanna lose this chance to China, by accepting Snowden.

US has already complicated its work visa laws recently alongwith UK and Oz. That depicts a bigger picture for Indian IT firms, doesn't it ??
 

kg11sgbg

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Desperate plunge for increase(OPENING) of FDI in Retail,Telecom,...to be followed by Insurance,Banking,......................
 
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