Judge to decide if B.C. mother, uncle to be extradited in 'honour' killing

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VANCOUVER - A judge is expected to announce his decision today on the extradition to India of the uncle and mother of a woman murdered allegedly because she married a poor rickshaw driver.

Jaswinder "Jassi" Sidhu of Maple Ridge, B.C., was found dead in Punjab province in June 2000.

Indian police say her mother, Malkit Kaur Sidhu, and her uncle, Surjit Singh Badesha, ordered her murder in a so-called honour killing and they face charges in that country.

The 25-year-old woman had secretly married against the wishes of her wealthy family, and fled Canada for India to reunite with him.

Her husband, Mithu Sidhu, survived the attack.

Four men have already been convicted of murder in India.

Geographic location: India, VANCOUVER, Maple Ridge Punjab Canada

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