Canada Court stops Extradition of Honor Killing accused to India

Canada Court stops Extradition of Honor Killing accused to India alleging Human Rights violations in Indian prisons

The British Columbia Appeal Court has stopped the extradition of the mother and uncle of a Canadian woman who was the victim of an alleged “honor killing”. The extradition has been denied on apprehension of they there existed a substantial risk that they would be mistreated in India.

Mr. Surjit Badesha and Ms. Malkit Sidhu were the uncle and mother respectively of Jaswinder Kaur Sidhu, who was killed on 8 June 2000 in the State of Punjab, India. It has been alleged that they orchestrated an honour killing from Canada, because Jaswinder defied the family’s wishes to repudiate her marriage to Sukhwinder Singh Sidhu, a rickshaw driver who was considered by the applicants to be of an inferior social class. 13 persons were charged with Jaswinder’s murder in India.

By a diplomatic note dated 28 March 2011, India had formally requested Badesha and Sidhu’s extradition for prosecution of the offence of conspiracy to commit murder. On 24 November 2011, an Authority to Proceed was issued on behalf of the Minister of Justice listing three Canadian offences corresponding to the criminal conduct alleged.

Minister of Justice, Mr. Peter MacKay had then ordered their extradition, on the condition that India would not impose death penalty, and would facilitate consular access, as well as assure their health and safety in custody.

Yea it’s much better we keep them in Canada.

  • The Butterfly

    They’re entitled to their entitlements.

  • Kaye1992

    Give me your untrained and untrainable,
    Your huddled criminals yearning to find new victims,
    The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
    Send these, your murderers, rapists and pedophiles, to me:
    Canada has a welfare cheque for you all.

  • ontario john

    And we have on the National Post website as part of their story on the War of 1812 rant by Liberals, news that Barbaric Practices will be removed from the citizenship guide. Wouldn’t want muslims to stop honour killings or female mutilation when they get here. That would be islamophobic.

  • simus1

    So, by the mindset of these unnamed members of the court, it appears that any former or present resident of India who legally reaches our shores and then returns to their homeland where during that visit they are now alleged to have been directly involved in a murder has a get out of jail card. As long as they beat it out of the country where the crime took place before their participation comes to light.

    Suspect any Canadians arrested in India for anything from now on will, shall we say, bear the brunt of this “decision”.

  • Raymond Hietapakka

    Canada…THE new haven for murderers and criminals.

  • dance…dancetotheradio

    Count on the Liberals to do the wrong thing in every case like this for the next four years.

  • It’s not the first time the Canadian government enabled Indian murderers.

    Air India flight 182.