Delta Police Request Assistance Locating Missing Person

Delta:  Police in Delta is asking for public help in locating a missing man.

On Sunday April 03, 2016 Delta Police responded to a report of a missing person and initiated an investigation in an attempt to locate 32 year old Sukhdeep DHALIWAL.

He is without a primary address but recently stayed at a residence in the 11800 blk of 86A Avenue, North Delta. Sukhdeep has not been seen since March 31, 2016 at 1200 p.m. leaving his personal belongings behind at the location he had been staying.

Description of Sukhdeep: 32 years old, 5’7, 155 lbs, black hair and brown eyes. No clothing description known.

Sukhdeep has been facing some personal challenges and is believed to be suffering from depression and alcohol abuse. Police are concerned for his well-being. To date, traditional methods to locate Sukhdeep Dhaliwal have not been successful and the Delta Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating him.

Should anyone locate a male matching the description or know the whereabouts of Sukhdeep please contact the Delta Police at 604.946.4411

Couple Arrested in Fencing Operation

 

Vancouver Police Department Anti-Fencing investigators arrested a husband and wife duo allegedly buying and selling large quantities of stolen property.

On March 1st, 2016, the VPD Anti-Fencing Unit executed a search warrant on a residence on East 20th Avenue near Fraser Street.

The husband and wife team functioned as a “predatory fence,” purchasing property from drug addicts who were stealing to support their habit. They also purchased from known professional thieves and organized retail crime groups. The property was resold to individuals from their home, or sent overseas, where it was further distributed to small retailers.

Police seized about $200,000 worth of stolen property from the home. A vehicle believed to have been used to transport the stolen goods was also seized as offense-related property.

The couple, aged 74 and 69, have no criminal record, but are well-known to police, and are believed to have been operating this stolen property fencing operation for several years. They have both been released pending further investigation and for charges to be approved by Crown.

The volume of property seized and observed would suggest that hundreds of crimes were being committed every month to fuel this illicit business. The cost of theft is then passed directly on to honest consumers.

image4“If you purchase products that are priced too good to be true from a site such as Craigslist or at a second-hand store, bar or restaurant, the item is likely stolen,” says Inspector Earl Andersen. “Buying stolen property is a criminal offense. You are not only contributing to the problem, but you can be charged criminally.”

Anyone with information of an underground operation fencing stolen property is asked to call the Vancouver Police Anti-Fencing Unit at (604) 717-3220. Tipsters can also call Crime Stoppers at 1 (800) 222-8477, or download their mobile App at theMetro Vancouver Crime Stoppers website.

Surrey cancer patient sues realtors Don and Surinder Dhanoa for alleged $500K loss

Realtors deny they ‘defrauded’ Manjit Kaur Gill

By Natalie Clancy, CBC News

​A Surrey cancer patient, Manjit Kaur Gill, claims realtors, Don and Surinder Dhanoa, took advantage of her deteriorating health to “cheat” her into an investment scheme that she says cost her half a million dollars, according to a notice of civil claim filed in B.C. Supreme Court.

“Every night I go to bed and I feel like I’m cheated …. and I can’t sleep” said Gill.

The 61 year-old widow claims the husband and wife team have been family friends for 35 years, and that she trusted them.

She claims she had profited from two real estate deals with the Dhanoas in the past.

The couple denies all the allegations but Gill’s lawsuit says that in September 2013, just a month after she learned her kidney cancer had spread to her brain, they misrepresented an investment opportunity.

Manjil Gill

“I feel cheated” says Manjit Kaur Gill, alleging she lost half a million dollars in a real estate deal with family friends. (cbc)

She claims the Dhanoas asked her to invest $500,000 in a deal to purchase a $17-million commercial property on King George Highway in Surrey.

Gill claims Don Dhanoa pressured her to provide a bank draft made out to a numbered company, and he would provide a promissory note upon her return from a trip to visit relatives.

Plans to shadow flip for profit

The lawsuit claims Gill was promised a $1 million return on her investment in six months.

The plan was that the Dhanoas would find a third party purchaser to re-assign the contract to, in a transaction known as shadow flipping.

This kind of transaction has recently put realtors under intense scrutiny after the province announced new regulations on the reselling of contracts,

In Gill’s case, the property was never flipped because she believes the deal never went through.

She claims when she asked the Dhanoas for details on the purchase, they refused to give her the exact address, citing a non-disclosure agreement with the vendor and buyer.

Months went by while she underwent radiation treatment, and she waited for a promissory note or written contract.

Eventually after two years, she claims she asked Don Dhanoa for repayment of what she believed was a short-term loan.

Alleged ‘conspiracy’ to ‘defraud’

The allegations have not been tested in court, but Gill’s lawsuit alleges that the Dhanoas breached their verbal contract and breached their fiduciary duty to Gill, or alternatively, “knowingly and deliberately conspired together with the intent to injure the Plaintiffs’s by defrauding them…”

The Dhanoas have a much different version of what happened with Gill’s money.

In their response filed in the case, the Dhanoas deny all of the allegations against them, and request the suit be dismissed with costs.

“It’s false, this has nothing to do with real estate” said Don Dhanoa when reached by phone.

Investment was in India not Surrey: defendants

The Dhanoas allege that Gill “was fully aware of her dealings with the corporate Defendant. All dealings were transparent and straightforward.”

The couple says the investment did not involve property in Surrey. It was a business overseas.

“She clearly knew about her investment in India and did not disclose that to her son or daughter.” says the response to claim.

Narotam Singh "Don" Dhanoa and Surinder Kaur Dhanoa

Don Dhanoa and his wife Surinder are among Surrey’s “top-producing real estate professionals” according to their website www.dmgrealtors.com. (Facebook)

In an email to CBC news, Don Dhanoa wrote, “Several companies invested in projects in India several years ago, it was nothing to do with the fact that I’m a realtor…”

And he says they are also struggling with health issues.

“They are trying to take advantage of us at a vulnerable time where I am in the process of getting a kidney transplant and my wife is the donor,” wrote Dhanoa.

Both parties say they met to try to resolve the matter before the lawsuit was filed.

‘I have done nothing wrong,’ says Dhanoa

“They warned me that they would try and smear my reputation, I did not give in, as I have done nothing wrong” wrote Dhanoa.

“In an attempt to blackmail me, they told me that they were going to sue my wife, my son and my daughter even though they have nothing to do with the corporate transaction.”

Martin Finch

Martin Finch, lawyer for Manjit Gill says the lawsuit seeks to recover Gill’s alleged losses. (cbc)

His two children are also named in the suit along with a numbered company, 689939 B.C. Ltd..

In court documents Dhanoa, his wife and son claim they were “never agents” of the company that Gill paid.

But annual reports obtained by CBC from B.C.’s corporate registry list both that son and his sister as the only named officers of the company, which was dissolved five months after Gill’s claims her money was deposited.

“Seeking to enforce your legal rights is not tantamount to blackmail, and it isn’t blackmail” said lawyer Martin Finch who represents Gill, who is also preparing for more surgery after her cancer spread to her remaining kidney.

Dhanoa’s daughter has not yet filed a response to the suit.

‘Where are Canada’s 4,472 missing baby girls?’

Robyn Urback | April 13, 2016 

There is something about aborting a fetus because she is a girl, as opposed to aborting a fetus for any of the other innumerable reasons women decide to terminate a pregnancy, that makes many people — including the staunchest of pro-choice advocates — acutely uncomfortable. Part of it, I think, has to do with the way that we think of the fetus. It is much harder to think of that baby as just a clump of cells when we know that she has a sex — something we obviously can’t ignore when we’re talking about sex-selective abortion.

But more than that, I think what distinguishes sex-selective abortion from abortion for nearly any other reason is that it is driven entirely by who that child is, or will become. Usually when we talk about abortion, the focus is the woman and her choices. In Canada, women can choose to terminate a pregnancy for any reason: some feel they are too young, or too old, or not suitably financially secure, or would prefer to focus on their careers, or simply don’t feel like having a child or being pregnant — now or ever. In all these cases, the woman’s quality of life is the deciding factor, not the baby’s, and there is some consensus that it’s better to end the pregnancy than bring an unwanted child to term. In cases of sex-selective abortion, the decision has nothing to do with the mother’s quality of life, and everything to do with who the mother wants that child to be.

The only other comparable scenario is where abortion is sought for a baby that has been prenatally diagnosed with a debilitating physical or mental disability. But even in those cases, the decision is usually a reluctant one, made by parents who want to spare their child a life of unnecessary suffering. Perhaps the same justification could be used for sex-selective abortion in countries where girls can expect to be mutilated, abused and subjugated for their entire lives, but this is Canada, where girls and boys grow up to enjoy the same, equal fundamental rights and freedoms. One could attempt to make the case that aborting female fetuses in Canada prevents another girl from growing up in a family where she will be seen as second-class, but that is just about the worst conceivable way to remedy an unacceptable cultural phenomenon. In fact, rather than remedy it, it indulges it.

This week, a new Canadian study revealed particular patterns among babies born to Indian immigrant mothers that suggest these women might be choosing to abort female fetuses — particularly in cases where they already have two or more daughters. According to the study, the normal ratio of male births to female births in Canada is about 105:100. Among Indian-born mothers with two girls, the ratio jumps to 138:100. With three girls, it becomes 166:100. The study’s authors estimate that over the past 20 years, 4,472 baby girls are unaccounted for.

The suggestion that sex-selective abortion is happening in Canada is not new: in 2012, an editorial in the Canadian Medical Association Journal urged doctors to keep the sex of a baby from his or her parents until 30 weeks, noting that the phenomenon of female feticide happens in North America “in numbers large enough to distort the male-to-female ratio in some ethnic groups.” In 2014, a joint statement by the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada and the Canadian Association of Radiologists called for an end to performing ultrasounds solely for “entertainment” purposes or to determine the sex of the baby. Nevertheless, despite these calls for reform, the reports are clear that distorted sex ratios are already a fact in some of Canada’s South Asian communities, and are likely to remain so, absent some change in policy.

The issue is a hot potato for Canada’s government, both from a cultural relativism perspective, and because our proudly feminist Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promised that his MPs will always vote in favour of “a woman’s right to choose” in the House of Commons — which could make an awkward debate if his caucus were indeed compelled to support a woman’s right to choose to abort her baby for being a girl. But regardless of whether the government chooses to take this on (I have my money on “no”), this is an issue that the law alone won’t remedy. Indeed, when women’s lives are so undervalued that a family would rather have an abortion than another daughter, the problem is bigger than something that can be fixed by banning ultrasounds before 30 weeks.

Part of the problem is that dogmatic pro-choicers largely refuse to acknowledge that sex-selective abortion exists, much less that it is a problem. But being pro-choice is not — or should not be — absolute. It’s possible to both support a woman’s right to choose and reject the notion that aborting a baby because of its sex is acceptable. It’s not. Perhaps feminists should ask themselves how they reconcile their defence of a woman’s right to choose but not of a girl’s right to live.

National Post

Trudeau to formally apologize for 1914 Komagata Maru tragedy

OTTAWA—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will offer a full apology in the House of Commons next month for a decision by the government in 1914 to turn away a ship carrying hundreds of South Asian immigrants.

The apology for the Komagata Maru incident will be delivered on May 18, nearly 102 years after the ship from Hong Kong arrived off Vancouver only to have almost all of its 376 passengers — nearly all Sikhs — denied entry due to the immigration laws at the time.

The ship was eventually sent to Kolkata and least 19 people were killed in an ensuing skirmish with British soldiers, while others were jailed.

“We failed them utterly,” Trudeau told a packed room Monday on Parliament Hill at a celebration marking the Sikh holiday of Vaisakhi.

“As a nation we should never forget the prejudice suffered by the Sikh community at the hands of the Canadian government of the day. We should not, we will not.”

Former prime minister Stephen Harper apologized for the incident in 2008 at an event in British Columbia, but members of Canada’s Sikh community have long said an apology should be offered formally in Parliament.

The Komagata Maru in Vancouver's English Bay in May 1914. Stephen Harper apologized for the tragedy at an event in 2008, but Canada's Sikh community wanted to see it recognized officially in Parliament.

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The Komagata Maru in Vancouver’s English Bay in May 1914. Stephen Harper apologized for the tragedy at an event in 2008, but Canada’s Sikh community wanted to see it recognized officially in Parliament.

The Liberals have been calling since 2008 for an apology in the Commons and Trudeau repeated that pledge during the election campaign.

Trudeau said Monday while an apology will not ease the pain and suffering of those who lived through the experience, it is the right thing to do and the House of Commons the right place for it to be delivered.

“It was in the House of Commons that the law that prevented the passengers from disembarking were first passed and so it is fitting that the government should apologize there on behalf of all Canadians.”

There are 17 Sikh members of Parliament, including Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan.

Prior to being elected, Sajjan was the commanding officer of the B.C. military regiment Duke of Connaught’s Own, which over a century ago had been involved in the government’s efforts to turn back the ship.

How to help girls build a positive body image

KATIE HURLEY, WASHINGTON POST

“Hello, I’m a fat person, fat, fat, fat.”

Taken out of context, these words, from the mouth of a 6-year-old female toy tester at the Mattel headquarters, are a bit jarring. They are the kind of words you hope your child won’t use out in the world. They are words laced with hurt and judgment.

For her Time cover story on the new and improved Barbie, Eliana Dockterman observed young girls at play with the new dolls. While the first child referenced was direct with her body comments, another girl attempted to spare the feelings of the doll by spelling out the word, “F-A-T.”

How do very young children learn to judge others by the shapes and sizes of their bodies? Unfortunately, there isn’t a simple answer. Between subtle messages in the home, the influence of media, peer interactions and the shrinking of childhood (many girls are growing up quickly these days), young girls consume and internalize countless messages about body image every single day.

Many parents know to be careful about the words they use when discussing their own bodies. We know, for example, that saying things like, “I feel fat today” or “do I look fat in these jeans?” sends harmful messages to young girls. Parents avoid those overt statements and replace them with comments about physical strength in an effort to teach young girls body confidence. But what about the more subtle statements that sometimes slip through the cracks?

Standing in line at Gap not long ago, I witnessed a mother-daughter conversation that sent a subtle, but powerful message about body image. A young girl, about 6 years old, ran up to her mother with a pair of winter gloves in her hands. “I found some but I don’t like them that much,” she stated, in that matter-of-fact tone kids of that age often use. “They make my fingers look too skinny.” She looked up her mom for confirmation. Her mother’s response took me by surprise. “That’s better than looking fat,” she uttered, without missing a beat.

Perhaps it was an isolated incident. We’ve all experienced impatient moments and bad days and sometimes we respond before we consider the potential impact of the response. But what if it wasn’t an isolated incident? What if that message was one of many?

For years I worked with a young girl who struggled with body image, self-esteem and anxiety. Her home life was defined by a seemingly endless discussion on weight gain, weight loss, exercise and fad diets.

Ever on a quest to find the perfect diet, her mother constantly removed foods from the house and talked obsessively about calories, sugars and “bad” foods. Don’t get me wrong; her mother had good intentions. Maintaining a healthy weight was a lifelong struggle for her, and she wanted to make the challenge easier for her daughter.

The body and diet talk was overwhelming for this young girl, however, and she developed her own coping strategy to combat the negative emotions she experienced almost daily: sneak eating. She saved her coins to purchase snacks from the school vending machine and ate them in the dark of night. In doing so, she lived up to her own carefully constructed self-fulfilling prophecy: a young girl powerless over the lure of junk food.

Recent findings show that kids as young as 32 months pick up on fat shaming attitudes of their moms, and a report released by Common Sense Media reveals that half of girls and one third of boys between 6 and 8 think their ideal weight is thinner than their current size. It’s time to consider how we talk to kids about body image.

It’s easy to set a few rules around body talk, including removing “fat” from your vocabulary and not commenting on the size or shape of someone else’s body. Where it gets complicated, however, is when your daughter comes home with difficult questions. “Am I fat?” or “will I get fat if I eat this?” speak volumes about the inner struggle of a young child.

“I have always felt that the most important thing a parent can do is to be honest,” explains Natterson. “But when there is an issue – particularly around weight – it can be incredibly difficult to walk the fine line between protecting your child and being truthful.”

How should parents handle questions and concerns about body image? Start here:

Answer the question with a question

Natterson suggests using conversation starters to help children uncover the feelings beneath the surface. She suggests, “What makes you ask that question?” as a starting point. “This is seriously the BEST answer because it allows your child to explain where the concern is coming from,” Natterson explains.

It’s important to keep the dialogue open. When we jump in with solutions to “fix” the problem, we close down the conversation. To help young girls work through these difficult topics and overwhelming emotions, we need to listen more than we talk.

Watch your words

Words like “fat” and “chubby” are sometimes used in jest to describe animals in books, toys or other fictional characters. While that seems harmless in the moment, it can send mixed messages. Sometimes the subtle messages internalized early on can lead to negative thinking later on.

Emily Roberts, psychotherapist and author of Express Yourself: A Teen Girl’s Guide to Speaking Up and Being Who You Are, cautions parents to choose their words carefully. “Don’t fat shame, weight shame or categorize others by their weight,” says Roberts, “This sends the message that their weight is what you see, not their character.”

Talk about strengths

Children need to feel heard and understood. To that end, it’s important to listen to your daughter’s concerns about body image. Empathize with her and talk about what it feels like to struggle with the emotional and physical changes that naturally occur as children grow. Then steer the conversation toward the positive.

It is imperative that young girls hear body positive messages. Talk about physical strength and what their bodies can do for them (hanging from those monkey bars isn’t easy, after all). Educate them about healthy eating and playful exercise. Cook meals together and help your daughters take control of their own health so that will internalize a positive message: They have the power to live healthy and happy lives. That’s a message worth sharing.

Katie Hurley is a child and adolescent psychotherapist and parenting educator in Los Angeles, and the author of “The Happy Kid Handbook: How to Raise Joyful Children in a Stressful World.” You can find her on Twitter and on her blog, Practical Parenting.

On Centre’s blacklist: Kanishka bombing convict, doctor, 1981 Indian Airlines hijacker

Written by Kanchan Vasdev , Navjeevan Gopal | Chandigarh |
The Indian Express
Published:April 8, 2016 10:32 am

The Centre had removed 27 names from the list last month including that of Udai Singh, a former Professor of Mathematics at the Laurentian University. He, however, died of a heart attack in 2013. Other names removed from the list include that of Dal Khalsa activist Karan Singh, one of the five hijackers of Indian Airlines aircraft in 1981; pro-Khalistani Canadian Sikh Coalition director Parvkar Singh Dulai; Massa Singh, considered a close aide of militant leader Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale and Khalistani ideologue Narinderjit Singh Thandi, who lives in the UK.

While the MHA made no official announcement of the blacklist being pruned — indeed, even its existence has been in doubt — Prime Minister Narendra Modi had, according to British Sikhs who met him in London on November 12, 2015, promised to take steps to do away with the so-called “blacklist”.
A year earlier in September 2014, MEA spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin, when asked in Washington about what the PM was “doing for Sikhs in America who are on the blacklist”, had replied that Sikh groups had “given a written petition and that the Prime Minister had indicated that he would consider them sympathetically”.

The Prime Minister’s assurance last year though shone the spotlight on the list whose existence has been shrouded in mystery. The Indian Express spoke to several government officials at the Centre and in the state who have confirmed the list of 16 Sikhs, who live abroad and are barred from returning to the country.

Many of the names on the list date back to the mid 1980s, after Operation Blue Star, when central and state intelligence agencies, embassies and high commissions began blacklisting sympathisers of the separatist movement for Khalistan, those either accused of terror activities or related to the accused, among others. Some were not provided visas while the rest were deported from Delhi airport.

The blacklisted individuals found out about the ban in the late 1980s and early 1990s when they tried to visit India. They took up the matter at certain platforms but to no avail.

Police sources told The Indian Express that the then Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh had taken up their cause in 2005 after his controversial visit to Dixie gurdwara in Canada, where Sikhs, had handed him a list of 198 such people.

Amarinder submitted the list to the union government and the Centre brought it down to 169, after finding that several names had been replicated, but allegedly kept the list a well-guarded secret.

It then allegedly deleted several more names in 2011. Left with 43 names this year, the union government has allegedly pruned it down 27, retaining 16 of them. There has, however, also been ambiguity on the number on the list. Sikh hardliners in the state insist that hundreds of people are barred from coming to India.

Below is the list of the 16 men still allegedly retained on the list.

No entry

Inderjit Singh Reyat

The only accused in the Kanishka bombing who was convicted. Was released on parole by a Canadian court in January this year. Has been sent to a halfway house/rehabilitation centre for the remainder of his sentence which will end in August 2018.

Ajaib Singh Bagri

A Babbar Khalsa International (Parmar) activist, Bagri was one of the accused in the Kanishka bombing but was acquitted by a British Columbia court in March 2005. Also known as Ajit alias A S Khalsa, he now lives in Canada. According to the Jain Commission interim report into Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi’s assassination, Bagri had emphasised the need for arms and financial assistance to the “freedom fighters”.

Ripudaman Singh Malik

Originally from New Delhi, where he ran an export firm, Ripudaman Malik now lives in Vancouver, Canada. He was the other accused acquitted in the Kanishka bombing case.

Paramjit Singh Ajrawat

A doctor by profession, Ajrawat, who lives in the US, runs a pro-Khalistan website ‘khalistan.net’. The website flaunts a picture of the ‘Khalistan flag’ and the Khalistan national bird – a hawk.

Gurmeet Singh Aulakh

Self-styled president of the “Council of Khalistan”, Aulakh lives in the US.

Jasbir Singh

One of the five hijackers of the Indian Airlines Delhi-Srinagar flight, which was taken to Lahore in 1981, Jasbir was a member of the radical Sikh organisation Dal Khalsa. He was granted political asylum and now lives in Switzerland. For the record, Pakistan initiated commando action and got all passengers of the aircraft released.

Dalip Singh

Was among nine men who hijacked another Indian Airlines aircraft to Lahore in 1984. The hijackers had demanded compensation for the damage caused to the Golden Temple in Operation Blue Star and the release of Sikhs arrested during the operation. They had to eventually surrender. He too now lives in Switzerland.

Avtar Singh Sanghera

A BKI activist living in United Kingdom, Sanghera originally hails from a village near Nakodar. He is a regular kar sewak at gurdwaras in Pakistan; is also the president of a UK based kar sewa committee.

Harjit Singh Atwal

A member of the Canadian chapter of International Sikh Youth Federation (considered a terrorist group by India), Atwal was an accused in 1986 shooting of Punjab minister Malkiat Singh Sidhu (who survived the attack), but was acquitted in the case. He was also charged with obstruction of evidence during the Kanishka bombing case trial after allegedly discouraging a witness from testifying in the case.

Satinderpal Singh Gill

According to Jain Commission’s interim report into late Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi assassination, Gill allegedly called upon Sikhs to render help in every possible way to the “freedom fighters” in their struggle against the government. Gill is a former member of a breakaway faction of the ISYF. He lives in Canada.

Raminder Singh Bhandher

Raminder Singh Bhander’s father, Balwant Singh, was a suspect in the 1985 Kanishka bombing and is suspected to have carried the suitcase with the bomb. He, however, was never arrested. Raminder though was convicted in July 2010 for gunning down a 24-year-old youth Tejvir Bains in Canada. A Canadian court awarded him a life term with a rider that he would not be given parole for 10 years.

Santokh Singh Khela

A BKI activist hailing from Sahungra village in Hoshiarpur district, Khela’s name features on a list of “non-hardcore terrorists” maintained by the Nawanshahr police. He currently lives in Canada.

Jethinder Singh Narwal

Jethinder was convicted in 2009 by a Canadian court in the separate kidnappings of three men, all suspected to have been behind the disappearance of marijuana to be smuggled across the border to the US. Narwal has been linked to Air-India bombing investigation. His aunt was a defence witness for Ajaib Singh Bagri, who was acquitted in the case.

Davinder Singh Nahal

A BKI activist from a village in Jalandhar district, Nahal lives in Birmingham.

Parsham Singh

An activist of the ISYF, he now lives in Europe. He hails from a village in Hoshiarpur district.

Malkiat Singh

Another former ISYF activist living outside India.

The 27 taken off the list

Karan Singh: An accused in the 1981 hijacking of Indian Airlines flight, he and his accomplices were arrested in Lahore and sentenced to life imprisonment. After Pakistan deported him to India in 2000, he sought his discharge from the case registered in India but a sessions court dismissed his plea thereby directing the police to file charge sheet against him. In 2012, a Delhi Court  declared him a Proclaimed Offender. He is believed to have taken political asylum in Switzerland.

Jaswinder Singh Parmar : Son of the founder of Babbar Khalsa International (in 1979 in Vancouver), Talwinder Singh Parmar. The Canadian Commission of Inquiry into the Kanishka bombing had declared Talwinder to be the mastermind of the bombing. He was never convicted but was killed in an encounter with the Punjab Police on October 15, 1992. A son-in-law of another Kanishka case accused, Ajaib Singh Bagri, who was later acquitted, Jaswinder is a founder of Sikh Vision, an organisation that took out a controversial parade in Surrey in 2007, honouring the Kanishka bombing mastermind.

Narinder Parmar: Son of Talwinder Singh Parmar.

Rajinder Kaur Parmar: Talwinder’s daughter. Lives in Canada.

Surinder Parmar: Talwinder’s wife. Lives in Canada.

Mohkam Singh Bagri: son of Ajaib Singh Bagri. Lives in Canada.

Gurmej Singh Gill alias Geja: According to the Jain Commission Interim Report ‘Babbar Khalsa activist Gurmej Singh planned to indulge in terrorist actions in Delhi including causing harm to VVIPs in August 1989.’

Massa Singh alias Major Singh: BKI activist from Rasulpur, Jalandhar; now in Norway.

Raghbir Singh: ISYF activist from Paragpur/Salimpur (Jalandhar); now in UK.

Amarjit Singh Chahal: Alias Lali alias Kawarjit, is a BKI activist from Jauli, Ropar; now in Canada.

Parvkar Singh Dulai alias Pary: Director of the pro-Khalistan organisation, Canadian Sikh Coalition in Canada. Distributed the banned movie Sadda Haq in Canada.

Bhupinder Singh Johl: Lives in Canada.

Sukhpreet Singh Heir: Live in Surrey.

Daljeet Singh Sekhon: Lives in Toronto.

Tejinder Singh Kaloe: A former BKI activist from Raipur, Hoshiarpur, he finds mention in the Jain Commission report, where he is accused of attempting to buy Stinger missiles from the Afghan mujahideen. He allegedly visited some villages near the Pak-Afghan border to procure the missiles.

Saudagar Singh Sandhu: No address.

Balkaranjit Singh Gill, alias Balkaran: Lives in Ontario.

Professor Udai Singh: A former Mathematics professor at the Laurentian University, the Vancouver Sun had hailed him as the “Oldest Khalistan Supporter in Canada”. He died of a heart attack in 2013.

Avtar Singh Tari: KLF activist from Ramghar Bhullar, Ludhiana; now in Canada.

Ajit Singh Khera: Lives in London.

Balkar Singh Atwal: press officer for the Khalistan movement in UK

Narinderjit Singh Thandi: An alleged Khalistan ideologue, he now lives in the UK.

Balkar Singh: World Sikh Organisation activist; now in Canada.

Satbir Bhullar alias Satta: Lives in Brampton, Ontario.

Sewa Singh Lalli: Lives in the UK.

Lakhbir Kaur: Lives in Surrey, Canada

Avtar Singh Sandhu: details not known

On Centre’s blacklist: Kanishka bombing convict, doctor, 1981 Indian Airlines hijacker

Two-and-a-half-year-old kid can identify 165 car images and logos

Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu), Apr.11 (ANI): A two-and-a-half-year old kid named T Shamruth Ram, looks at a car plying on the road and screams that it is Benz, Jaguar, Ford Fiesta, etc. but these are not the only cars he can identify.

This wonder boy can recognize more than 165 cars, both Indian and imported ones, just by seeing the picture and its logo.

“It all began at the age of one, when he began passionately screening the pictures of cars in newspapers,” said his mother T. Rajeshwari.

She says that in his childhood, he used to spend hours playing with toy cars.

“That time we did not know he was actually so passionate about it. After he turned a year-and-a-half, he began repeating the car names we taught him. Every day, he would take newspaper and keep asking us each car’s name appears in it. So, three months back I collected from various periodicals pictures of different cars and made an album for him. He recognizes all the 165 cars if the logo is shown to him,” Rajeshwari said.

The mother of the wonder kid also said that he could now also say the names of the capitals of all the Indian states and therefore, they are training him to learn the capitals and the leaders across the world. (ANI)

UK’s move to lift ban on pro-Khalistan International Sikh Youth Federation opposed

London / Delhi, (ANI News) Apr 08 : Experts in India have strongly condemned a move by the United Kingdom to lift a 15-year-old ban on International Sikh Youth Federation, a group associated in the past with terrorism against India. Recently, Britain’s Minister of state in the Home Office John Hayes signed the statuary instrument relating to the Terrorism Act 2000 (Proscribed Organizations) (Amendment) Order 2016, lifting the ban on the International Sikh Youth Federation. Both houses of British Parliament approved the motion to drop the organisation from the list of proscribed organizations. Formed in 1984, the International Sikh Youth Federation was engaged in terrorist attacks, assassinations and bombings against both Indian figures and moderate Sikhs opposing them. A member of the organization, Inderjit Singh Reyat was involved in the 1985 bombing of Air India Flight 182 off Ireland in one of the deadliest aircraft terror attacks. Formed with an aim to establish Khalistan, an independent homeland for the Sikhs, the International Sikh Youth Federation is banned under India, Japanese, Canadian and American terrorism laws.

Public assistance requested in break and enter

Surrey: Surrey RCMP is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect in  a break and enter to a residence in the City Centre area.

On March 27th, at 8:30am Surrey RCMP received a call from a female victim in her 80’s that an unknown male had entered her home in the 9300 block of 133A Street.  When she tried to call 911 the male locked the doors and took away her phone.  The male then searched her home, stole several items of value, and left.  The victim was not physically injured.

Surrey RCMP’s Robbery Unit is leading this investigation.  A neighborhood canvass was conducted to identify potential witnesses from the area.  Members from the Integrated Forensics Investigation Service (IFIS) were called to the scene to gather further evidence for forensic analysis.  In addition, an RCMP sketch artist was engaged and was able to produce a likeness of the suspect .

The suspect is described as a South Asian or Filipino male in his mid 30’s, 5’10” tall, with a muscular build .  The suspect was wearing an overly large black baseball cap with a brim that covered his ears, hair, and head. The suspect has “squinty” eyes and a very round head  with a short square chin.

“We’re hopeful that this composite sketch will lead to the eventual identification of the suspect,” says Cpl. Scotty Schumann. “Remember to keep your ground floor windows and doors locked, even when you are home, to reduce your risk of a break and enter.”

For more information on protecting your home and property, please see the Surrey RCMP’s website.

Anyone with more information is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 or Crime Stoppers, if they wish to remain anonymous, at 1-800-222-TIPS or www.solvecrime.ca.