Guyana’s High Commissioner to India, Charrandass Persaud will return to Guyana following the controversy surrounding a video of him which has recently gone viral, verbally abusing a woman in New Delhi in August 2021.
This is according to President Irfaan Ali who announced via his Facebook page Wednesday morning.
Persaud is being allowed to vacate the position of his own volition.
The President said on Tuesday he held discussions with Persaud who explained that the video in circulation is incomplete adding that he had been cleared in an investigation into the incident.
The President stated that both men agreed that “in keeping with the interest of Guyana” Persaud would return to the country and accept full responsibility for his actions.
Questions are being raised as to who investigated since Persaud has immunity under the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations of 1961.
Sources state that Persaud was recorded on August 1st, 2021 hurling profanities, and sexually abusive language at a woman who had been trying to feed homeless dogs.
The video and a criminal complaint filed against him by the 63-year-old woman only surfaced on Monday.
The main Opposition Parties chided Persaud, for his “vile” attack on the woman and had called on the Irfaan Ali administration to immediately recall and sack him on Monday.
“By now, Guyanese have seen a video clip circulating on social media showing Guyana’s High Commissioner to India, Charrandas Persaud, hurling vile remarks towards a female, at a location in India. The content of that video ought to fill all Guyanese with outrage and disgust,” Shadow Foreign Affairs Minister, Amanza Walton-Desir said in a statement.
He added that the Government must immediately recall Persaud to save “whatever modicum of respect for our diplomacy and foreign representation which might remain.”