NEW YORK (YIP): The very special and mature relationship between India and USA evidenced itself in US government acting swiftly to provide a visa to Shakuntala Patel, wife of Sureshbhai Patel who was assaulted by a police officer in Madison, Alabama on February 6. Shakuntala Patel has since arrived in Madison and is with her husband who is convalescing in a hospital with serious spine injury which has nearly paralyzed him.
New York based attorney Ravi Batra had, in a letter earlier, (published in The Indian Panorama) requested US Secretary of State John Kerry to grant a humanitarian visa to Sahakuntala to visit her husband. Mr. Batra had also requested Rishikant Singh, Regional Manager of Air India to facilitate Shakuntala Patel’s travel from India to USA.
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