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BC Judge orders extradition of Mother and Uncle in 'honour killing'

Darpan News Desk Darpan, 09 May, 2014
  • BC Judge orders extradition of Mother and Uncle in 'honour killing'
In a judgement released by a BC Supreme Court judge Friday, the mother and uncle accused of ordering the honour killing of Jaswinder Sidhu (Jassi) have been ordered extradited to India.
 
In June 2000, Jassi was stabbed to death in Punjab, India. Her mother Malkit Kaur Sidhu, and uncle, Surjit Singh Badesha are accused of murder and conspiracy. 
 
The Crown alleged that the mother and uncle devised the murder as Jassi,25, married a poor rickshaw driver instead of a wealthy older man they had desired. 
 
Supreme Court Justice Gregory Fitch stated Jassi Sidhu's family wanted her to accept the arranged marriage and also added that Badesha was the family patriarch and enforced traditional gender roles in the family. 
 
"Badesha and Sidhu resorted to violence and threats." 
 
The Crown alleges that the mother and uncle were on a "systematic campaign of terror," ordering Jassi to end her marriage and restore the family's honour. 
 
Jassi fled to India in 2000 with an intention of brining her husband home to Canada. 
 
Jassi's mother and uncle have been ordered to remain in custody until their extradition. 
 
The couple was attacked in June 2000. Though her husband survived the attack, Jassi's dead body was found several days later. 
 
Four men have already been convicted of murder in India. 
 
Photo Credit: National Post

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