VANCOUVER: Relatives of a young woman murdered in India after she ignored her family’s wishes and married a poor rickshaw driver for love face a court hearing this week that could see them extradited from Canada. The mother and uncle of the dead woman, Jassi Sidhu, were arrested in Vancouver, after India requested they be extradited to face charges over the murder 11 years ago. Sidhu was found with her throat slit in a ditch in Punjab. Her husband, Mithu, was badly beaten in the attack.
Published in The Express Tribune, January 11th, 2012.