Canada - A Haven for Villians: Laibar Singh
(Evidently his spellcheck is out of order.) No doubt, as believers in Khalistan, I and many - not all, of course - of our readers, are also 'villians.' Also from this story, it appears that the
I have no idea where he is. I am, certain, however, he is in the skilled and loving care of members of the Sangat. For myself, I know nothing except what I read in the press and what I know of Guru Ji's Sikhs. Of the press, I have little confidence. In this case, they seem simply confused. I have great confidence in Guru Ji's Sikhs. Wherever you are, brother, know that our love and prayers are with you. I cannot believe that Bhai Laibar will ever be surrendered to the authorities. Any of us would be willing to stand between them and him.
I was so proud yesterday of the lack of violence. Our Canadian Sikhs left our kirpans sheathed, as it was not necessary to draw them. Our behaviour was strong, firm and violence was completely unnecessary.
I am far too tired tonight to write a decent post. Here is what the CBC is saying:
(As I write this, it is about eight hours old.)
man's supporters promise more protests
spent time in at least two temples Monday night
Last Updated: Tuesday, December 11, 2007 2:05 PM ET
Supporters of Laibar Singh weren't saying where the failed
was on Tuesday morning, but promised more protests if
officials try again to deport him to India.
More than 1,000 people
surrounded Singh's taxi at Vancouver airport on Monday, blocking the
deportation. The paralyzed man has been fighting deportation since his first
refugee claim was denied in 2003.
Harpal Singh Nagra told CBC News
Tuesday morning that he does not know where Singh is being cared for on Tuesday,
but vowed more massive protests if the government makes another attempt to
"There will be a huge protest, double the amount of
yesterday's protest, if the CBSA is going to do any efforts," said Nagra, adding
everything possible within the law would be done to keep Singh in the country.
Nagra posted a $50,000 bond to secure Singh's freedom after he was
detained by Canada Border Services Agency officials this summer.
Confusion over meaning of delay
Singh spent time Monday night in at least two temples, Nagra
said, but is not claiming sanctuary there.
That's because Singh's
supporters believe he has been granted an official stay of his deportation
order, said Harsha Walia of the immigration and refugee rights group No One Is
"He's legally in Canada right now. He doesn't need the
protection of sanctuary. He's legally here. He was given a stay," Walia said.
But Canada Border Services Agency spokesman Derek Mellon said Singh has
been granted no such reprieve. His deportation has only been delayed, Mellon
"As to when to enforce the removal order of Mr. Singh, I cannot
discuss the details," Mellon said on Monday.
Singh's supporters claimed
victory after a massive protest at the entrance to international departures shut
down traffic in and out of the area for four hours on Monday, preventing his
In accordance with the terms of the $50,000 bond,
Singh's supporters brought him to the airport at about 11 a.m. PT but more than
1,000 (Mai: I have read reports of up to 3000)
supporters surrounded his taxi, preventing CBSA officials from putting him on a
flight to India.
CBSA officials eventually decided to defuse the
situation by postponing Singh's deportation.
Singh came to Canada in
2003 on a forged passport and sought refugee status claiming he would be
persecuted by police in Punjab, where officials have accused him of links to
separatist militants. His refugee claim was denied that year.
suffered a massive stroke three years later that left him a quadriplegic and
unable to care for himself. He has since argued that he would die if deported to
India because he wouldn't be able to get proper medical treatment.
federal government granted Singh a 60-day stay of his deportation order on Aug.
19, the day before he was expected to be deported .
Lest anyone believe I present only one side and don't give the opposition a voice, here is a blog I came across, Dust My Broom. This author does not like Laibar Singh, in fact refers to him as a 'piece of sh*t' in an article entitled:
Canada - A Haven for Villians: Laibar Singh
(Evidently his spellcheck is out of order.) No doubt, as believers in Khalistan, I and most - not all, of course - of our readers, are also 'villians.' Also from this story, it appears that the