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Mother in India rape case poses Hollande with dilemma

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The Indian wife of a French consular official charged with raping their daughter has requested a meeting with Francois Hollande this week, presenting the French president with a diplomatic dilemma on his first state visit to India. 

Indian activists from 'Campaign Against Child Labour' hold posters and shout slogans after they were arrested during a demonstration in Bangalore, on June 18, 2012. The Indian wife of a French consular official charged with raping their daughter has demanded a meeting with Francois Hollande, presenting the French president with a thorny diplomatic dilemma on his first state visit to India.

Lawyers for the official, Pascal Mazurier, were received at Hollande's Elysee Palace last week in a move greeted with incomprehension by the mother, Suja Jones Mazurier, and the women's and rights groups supporting her.

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