Canada: Attack in a Distant Land

Attack in a Distant Land

When Malkiat Singh Sidhu arrived in Canada from India to attend a family wedding, it never occurred to him to ask for police protection. "There was no worry," a relative explained. "We were celebrating a wedding. It was a time for rejoicing." But as Sidhu drove along an isolated logging road on Vancouver Island last week, he was shot and badly wounded by four men in another vehicle. Police, who later arrested four Canadian Sikhs, were treating the case as an international incident. The reason: Sidhu, 56, is the planning minister of the Indian state of Punjab and a party member...

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