B.C. pair accused in so-called 'honour killing' have extradition stayed

The B.C. pair accused of masterminding the murder of Jaswinder (Jassi) Sidhu will be allowed to stay in Canada for a little longer, after their extradition to India was stayed.

The surrender order for Malkit Sidhu and Surjit Badesha was put on hold Thursday after the B.C. Court of Appeal accepted the filing of an application for judicial review, according to a spokesperson for the federal Ministry of Justice.

The spokesperson wasn't able to provide any information about the contents of the application, but Sidhu and Badesha will remain in the country pending a hearing on the matter.

The news represents just the latest bump in a long legal road to see the pair tried in India for conspiracy to commit the murder of 25-year-old Jassi Sidhu in 2000. Malkit Sidhu was the victim's mother, and Badesha was her uncle.

Jassi Sidhu was allegedly killed for marrying a poor Indian rickshaw driver. Her throat was slit and her body was dumped in a canal after the couple was attacked by a group of armed men in Punjab.

The Indian government believes she was the victim of an "honour killing" planned by her mother and uncle and in 2014, the B.C. Supreme Court ordered the pair to be sent to India.

But Sidhu and Badesha argued that they may not receive a fair trial in India, and the B.C. Court of Appeal set aside the order to surrender the pair in a split ruling last year.

Then, earlier this month, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that the two accused relatives should be sent to India to face justice.

Seven men were convicted in India in connection with Jassi Sidhu's murder, but several of those convictions have since been overturned.

ball posted:

Jaswinder did not get a fair chance for life.

Ball, in India, this is a custom that rich people shouldn't marry the poor. Security comes before love. We saw these stories in movies, but it's all depicted from real life situations. When Bollywood celebrities no longer fit for movies, they marry businesmen, older men, divorced men with money, and the story goes on and on. It's sad, but justice must prevail for the deceased. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prashad posted:

What would you do Ball if your daughter comes home and said. dad I want to marry an India rickshaw man. 

Ball probably would piss his pants.

 

Love has a blinding effect. Reality comes much later.  And most times, fiance replaces the romance.

Prashad posted:

What would you do Ball if your daughter comes home and said. dad I want to marry an India rickshaw man. 

Ball probably would piss his pants.

 

So you might piss your pants if your daughter tells you whom she wants to marry, as for me I am beyond that primitive stage as you are, I respect others choice as others have respected my choice, speculation in others future is not necessarily reality.     

ball posted:

So rickshaw men is not supposed to get married?

Of course, everyone is entitled to marry in India. But there are some significant problems in Indian society. Class, rich and poor. Dowery that brings problems between family. Men outnumbered women because girl children are often neglected by parents and many found themselves on the street, kidnapped and sold to men, Brotels, and other forms of exploitation. Women carry the burden of shame and disgrace when men taken advantage of them. After, they're no longer respected, or may never get married. They become tabooed for life. Most rich Indians cares about themselves, and to protect their wealth. Again, security of family means to marry someone who can provide for you. 

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