Too Crooked

Although in the blogosphere, I was beaten again by Shindas blog, I did want to highlight it again here at TLH.

The Toronto Star reported today that Brampton bridegroom murdered in Punjab. Although the tragedy is fresh, the Toronto Star is putting together the story as follows.parents.jpeg

One Jasvir Singh Dhaliwal had been dating a girl, Amandeep Gill for four years. Recently he decided to break off their relationship and marry a woman from Punjab. At the pre-wedding celebrations in his native village, a car came and committed a drive-by shooting killing Jasvir and one of his cousins.

The Punjab Police have moved to bring charges against Amandeeps Punjab-based parents and even have submitted extradition procedures to the Canadian government for questioning about the case.

Never too far from the scene, a crooked Punjab Policemen has also appeared:

Ashwini Kumar, a police constable with the Indian Reserve Battalion, has been charged with first-degree murder in the case. [link]

I have commented on this topic before, but, unfortunately, I am sure more and more new cases will continue to pop up.

Explaining the spread of supari (contract killing) a police official said the following:

“India today is a very different place. Doaba (in central Punjab) has a long history of supari killings that started because many people from that area settled overseas, in the U.K., in America or in Canada.

“Later, when people from other parts of Punjab started going overseas, supari killings spread to those areas as well. [link]

I am sure people may want to take this conversation in different directions with a jilted Punjabi girlfriend. However, I do not believe this is the place when someone’s death is involved. That conversation may be warranted elsewhere. Unfortunately it just sickens me the sense of entitlement of NRPs (Non-resident Punjabis) have, their disdain for their own homeland and any sense of order, and finally a milieu of corruption that allows Punjab Policemen to corroborate with such matters. It truly is tragic.


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8 Responses to “Too Crooked”

  1. Camille says:

    What an awful story, and, sadly, becoming much more common. I don't think it's just a sense of NRP "entitlement," but a deeper-rooted politics of distance that allows people to fund violence in areas where they do not believe they will be responsible or accountable for the repercussions.

  2. Camille says:

    What an awful story, and, sadly, becoming much more common. I don’t think it’s just a sense of NRP “entitlement,” but a deeper-rooted politics of distance that allows people to fund violence in areas where they do not believe they will be responsible or accountable for the repercussions.

  3. Mr. Singh says:

    Jodha,

    Here's what I wrote on Shinda's site…

    "Instead of jumping to conclusions, let’s wait for the facts to appear. But that is hardly possible in Punjab isn’t it? or India for that matter?

    Why should ANY Canadian ever be extradited to India when that country is rife with corruption and bought justice?

    Also, I think Jasvir’s parents (and anyone in general, whose son is dating the daughter of a Punjabi) need to ask themselves, if they cautioned their son that dating someone’s daughter might instigate a reaction on the part of that girl’s family if he decided to kick her to the curb after 4 years of “dating”…

    Perhaps in her mind and her parent’s view he essentially used her for 4 years and then decided to get a “nice” girl from the Punjab. That’s just one possibility, but revenge is a strong motive for a jilted lover and her family."

    Just a qualifier. In no way am I endorsing any murder for whatever reason. People just need to get real though, that jilting someone can arouse some pretty serious emotions that can have some serious consequences regardless of culture or ethnicity.

  4. Mr. Singh says:

    Jodha,

    Here’s what I wrote on Shinda’s site…

    “Instead of jumping to conclusions, lets wait for the facts to appear. But that is hardly possible in Punjab isnt it? or India for that matter?

    Why should ANY Canadian ever be extradited to India when that country is rife with corruption and bought justice?

    Also, I think Jasvirs parents (and anyone in general, whose son is dating the daughter of a Punjabi) need to ask themselves, if they cautioned their son that dating someones daughter might instigate a reaction on the part of that girls family if he decided to kick her to the curb after 4 years of dating

    Perhaps in her mind and her parents view he essentially used her for 4 years and then decided to get a nice girl from the Punjab. Thats just one possibility, but revenge is a strong motive for a jilted lover and her family.”

    Just a qualifier. In no way am I endorsing any murder for whatever reason. People just need to get real though, that jilting someone can arouse some pretty serious emotions that can have some serious consequences regardless of culture or ethnicity.

  5. Jodha says:

    Camille: I think I am using the word sense of 'entitlement' to encompass what you are describing. I do think that NRPs believe that their newly acquired fortunes and the politics of a better exchange rate (be it in dollars or pounds compared to the rupee) allows them to commit acts in other countries (in this case Punjab) that they would dare not act in their host country (Canada, US, UK, etc.). In some way and I am thinking out loud here, could a parallel be drawn between these actions of members of our community and dirty nasty goray that travel to South East Asian countries to prey on underage girls? Again they are committing acts that they would not dare do in their home countries?

    Mr. Singh: You are right, maybe it is jumping to conclusions. If something different is reported, I will update the post. However much you like or dislike it, 'dating' will occur in subsequent generations here in the West. Jasvir may have been a complete jerk (again I won't jump to conclusions), still I think this is the wrong place to shift blame upon a murdered victim. He did not deserve to die.

    While questions related to dating may warrant discussion, I do not believe that THIS thread is where it should occur. That is why I wrote the following:

    I am sure people may want to take this conversation in different directions with a jilted Punjabi girlfriend. However, I do not believe this is the place when someone's death is involved. That conversation may be warranted elsewhere.

  6. Jodha says:

    Camille: I think I am using the word sense of ‘entitlement’ to encompass what you are describing. I do think that NRPs believe that their newly acquired fortunes and the politics of a better exchange rate (be it in dollars or pounds compared to the rupee) allows them to commit acts in other countries (in this case Punjab) that they would dare not act in their host country (Canada, US, UK, etc.). In some way and I am thinking out loud here, could a parallel be drawn between these actions of members of our community and dirty nasty goray that travel to South East Asian countries to prey on underage girls? Again they are committing acts that they would not dare do in their home countries?

    Mr. Singh: You are right, maybe it is jumping to conclusions. If something different is reported, I will update the post. However much you like or dislike it, ‘dating’ will occur in subsequent generations here in the West. Jasvir may have been a complete jerk (again I won’t jump to conclusions), still I think this is the wrong place to shift blame upon a murdered victim. He did not deserve to die.

    While questions related to dating may warrant discussion, I do not believe that THIS thread is where it should occur. That is why I wrote the following:

    I am sure people may want to take this conversation in different directions with a jilted Punjabi girlfriend. However, I do not believe this is the place when someone’s death is involved. That conversation may be warranted elsewhere.

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