Time to drastically reduce Asian immigration to Canada ASAP and create conditions so they become assimilated. Simply having a document from the federal government after three years saying you're Canadian doesn't cut it.
Punjabi students in Canada launch campaign against dowry, feticide
Amarinder SinghAmarinder Singh, TNN | Sep 26, 2011, 05.50AM IST
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PATIALA: As many as 250 students of Punjabi origin in Surrey in Canada (external - login to view) have vowed against dowry and female foeticide and have launched a signature campaign to secure the support of their parents and other relatives.
This followed a meeting of these students of Kwantlen Polytechnic University (external - login to view) with Patiala-based women rights activist, Dr Harshinder Kaur (external - login to view). During her visit to Vancouver this week, Kaur had conducted meetings with young students of the university and motivated them to launch a campaign against female foeticide and dowry in their areas.
"Female foeticide and dowry are not confined to our country these days. Punjabis settled abroad are also facing the same problem as we in Punjab. They migrated to foreign shores, but there are many who still have not changed their minds and prefer only male child," said Kaur.
Kaur said that youths in Canada were under pressure from their parents. Many young students alleged that if they don't follow the directions of their Punjabi parents, they may disown them.
Also, some girls alleged their parents have been pressuring them to marry only in Punjab so that they could save dowry money, said Kaur. "In Punjabi community, in some parts of Brampton and Toronto (external - login to view), the sex ratio has come to down to 876 as they don't want girls," said Kaur.