An extradition order against two Canadian citizens accused of arranging an “honour killing” in India has been restored by the Supreme Court of Canada.
In India v. Badesha 2017 the top court reversed a B.C. Court of Appeal decision, where a majority of the province’s top court had concluded that orders by Canada’s Minister of Justice to deport the accused to stand trial in India were unreasonable and set them aside.
In the high-profile case, the body of Jaswinder Sidhu was discovered in a village in India and the Indian government accused Surjit Badesha, Sidhu’s uncle, and Malkit Sidhu, her mother, of conspiracy to commit murder. Both of the accused were residing in Canada at the time of the alleged crime.