Canada orders mother, uncle extradited to India
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The mother and uncle of a young Canadian woman who was the victim of an alleged “honor killing” have been ordered extradited to India.
Malkit Kaur Sidhu and Surjit Singh Badesha stand accused of killing Jaswinder Sidhu who was stabbed to death in Punjab in June 2000.
The prosecution alleges the pair orchestrated the murder because Sidhu married a poor rickshaw driver in India, rather than the wealthy older man they preferred, supposedly dishonoring the family’s reputation.
Sidhu, 25, secretly married against the wishes of her family and fled Canada for India to reunite with her husband.
B.C. Supreme Court Justice Gregory Fitch announced the extradition order on Friday.