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Diamantaires Meet PM Regarding Indians Detained in China
The 21 Indian diamond traders are detained for the last 19 months
By: Diamond World News Service
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Oct 10 2011 4:56PM
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A delegation of diamantaires headed by Anoop Mehta, President of Bharat Diamond Bourse and other eminent diamond merchants like Ashok Gajera and Rajubhai met Indian Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh at Delhi recently to apprise him of the plight of when 21 Indian diamond traders who have been detained in China for the last 19 months. The meeting was arranged through Mukesh Gadhvi, MP.

The delegation briefed the PM on how the traders had been detained due to their lapse in following the taxation laws of China. They also described the physical and mental presuures that the detenues have to face as well as the suffering of their family members and children, and how the parents and family of these detenues have had to run from pillar to post to try and find a solution.

The PM expressed optimisim that a positive solution would be found.

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jp
(surat)
its a pity on these Indians , they have been punished enough already , and they are not smugglers or people with crime background , so as a first time offenders they should be let off with some condition or fine . Indian government should take an upper hand to solve these issues with a proper channel from human rights . i wish these 21 Indian citizens come out soon , my support to all their family and well wishers . this one is for the familys .... god bless and give courage to all.
Abhay Bakshi
(Mumbai)
A speedy and fair trail is the right of every detainee. Moreover it is a civil offence (if proved). First time offenders are usually let off with a fine and a warning. The punishment should be in proportion to the crime. It seems that the Chinese are trying to make an example and hence being overly harsh to these detainees. India is also seen as a weak and irresolute country by the Chinese The Indian government must do everything to get the release of our citizens. It must approach the international human rights organisations like Amnesty International and other international forums to secure the release of these Indians.It is a shame that the entire diamond community has not risen to force the Indian Government to procure their speedy trial and release.
gino frater
(Paris)
They are smugglers and broke the law...so did who send then to the mission..This delegation have to be careful that they don't get themselves on a Chinese jail to! What would be more than fair ! You break the laws you must pay for it !
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