Indian Maid’s Lawyer, Funded by Ford, McArthur, Euro Govts

The lawyer who represented the husband of the Indian maid, Sangeeta Richard, is  one Tariq Adeeb. He represented Philip Richard, when Richard filed a case against Devyani Khobragade, the Indian diplomat who hired Sangeeta as her nanny in New York.

After Sangeeta absconded from the Devyani Khobragade house-hold, taking some cash, a blackberry phone, two SIM cards, a metro card worth about $130, and some documents including contracts and a signed receipt-book-cum-work-hour-log, according to the Mail Online, India ($200 in this account, which has no reference).

Later, Philip, still in Delhi, went to the Delhi High Court to retaliate against Khobragade.

Philip Richard’s lawyer at the Delhi High Court was Tariq Adeeb, a  Muslim activist-lawyer who belongs to the Human Rights Law Network in India, a vast national networks of activists and lawyers, pursuing social justice (that is, extensive redistributive and welfare schemes) under the rubric of “indivisible human rights.”

A close look at the funding of the HRLN shows that it is far from being a true private agency.

The names of its donors is a roll-call of the most prominent family foundations (MacArthur, Ford) supporting Western state interests. In addition, there are a number of embassies (Dutch, Swedish) and governments (Irish, Swiss) represented, the UN (UN High Commissioner for Refugees), as well as other rights groups.

It was through this Western-elite backed network and its contacts in the church and US embassy that the Sangeeta Richard case was drummed up and manipulated to create an “anti-trafficking” case that would highlight the agenda demanded by the strategic goals of a  “color revolution” (based on the twin themes of “modern slavery” and “anti-trafficking) targeting India sponsored by the CIA.

Institutional Support
Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA)
Humanist Institute for Cooperation with Developing Countries (HIVOS)
Evangelischer Entwicklungsdienst (EED)

Programme Support
Fondation Antenna Technologies
Christian Aid
Church’s Auxiliary for Social Action
European Commission
Dan Church Aid
Fondazione Pangea Onlus
Mac Arthur Foundation
Population Foundation of India (PFI)
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Global Fund for Women
Sir Dorabji Tata Trust
Stitching Kinderpostzegels Nederland (SKN)
Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)
Swissaid India
United Nation High Commissioner for Refugees
Karuna Trust
Royal Netherlands Embassy
Elton John AIDS Foundation
Misereor e.V.
Irish Aid
The Finnish NGO Foundation for Human Rights
Embassy of Sweden
Disability Rights Fund
Open Society Institute
The Sigrid Rausing Trust
Friedrich Ebert Stiftung
Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany
Ford Foundation
and many more…

2 thoughts on “Indian Maid’s Lawyer, Funded by Ford, McArthur, Euro Govts

  1. Yes, it’s an important story.
    I have so much to write on just now, it might take a while for me to get to it.
    Send me any links you find.

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