Canadian Immigration Issues with IndiansWhen an Indian woman is hurt or killed because of a man's doing, the Indo-Canadian community is up in arms. Unfortunately, this very same standard does not apply when an Indian man dies because of the actions and activities of the Indian wife.
Such is the story Gurdip Singh Saroya who was married to Harmanjit Kaur Dhami. She arrived in Canada last October 12 but despite the marital bonds, the wife refused to be touched by the husband. She declared that she wanted to leave her husband and move to Toronto, alone. The man, overwhelmed by the emotional fraud, Saroya jumped to his death from the Pattullo Bridge five days after his wife arrived in Canada.
Relatives of Saroya is placing the blame on Dhami, saying her behavior led to the emotional distress of Saroya because of the predicament he was in. The two were married in India last February 11, 2011. When she arrived in Canada, the relatives observed that she was distant and quiet, not too welcoming of her husband. Eyewitnesses observed that when he tried to hug her, she kept telling him not to touch her.
At one point, the wife called 911 to allege that the husband was assaulting her. Over the next few days, the woman had declared on more than one occasion that she would be leaving her husband and she wanted to move to Toronto. Saroya had tried to dissuade Dhami repeatedly saying that she wanted to move alone. At this point, Dhami even tried to escape from a moving vehicle during the discussion.
These incidents lead the Saroya family to believe that Dhami used the marriage to obtain a visa to Canada. As of the moment, police authorities still are investigating the circumstances surrounding the man's death. When allegations are proven true, then Dhami stands to face trial and possible deportation because of the death.
On another front, Canadian immigration authorities refused to allow entry to Parminder Singh Saini. He together with five other Sikh militants hijacked a Srinagar-Delhi flight to Lahore back in July 6, 1984. He fled to Canada and was found and was deported to India. He has since sought to re-enter the country.
In a previous decision, the Canadian High Court dismissed the plea of Saini, saying he was a threat to public security. He fled to Canada in 1995 and was returned to India to face charges for the criminal act in 2011. Saini was then found guilty and sentenced to death by a Pakistani court that then commuted the penalty to a life sentence. After ten years, the Indian national was released and was asked to leave Pakistan, where he was tried and convicted. From there he sought to be readmitted to Canada.
He was able to enter Canada in 1995 through a fictitious name and fake Afghan passport. He maintained that he lied about his identity to avoid being deported to India. In Canada he was able to obtain a BA degree and law degree to fight his deportation order. He was refused to be allowed to practice in Canada because of his criminal past. He had admitted that his act was illegal.