*** Rally on Monday, August 7 at 12h30 ***
At Immigration Minister, Marc Miller’s office: 3175 Saint-Jacques Street, Metro Leonel Groulx
Rajvinder Kaur and Randhir Singh are facing deportation to India on August 12, 2023 despite all evidence that their life is in danger in India. Join us to oppose the deportation and demand status for all for them and for all non-status people in Canada.
The elderly couple, 70 and 79, are living in Montreal for the past eight years and call it home. They left India following political violence in Punjab, India. “We’ve been through a nightmare in India, including the arrest and torture of my husband,” said Kaur in her interview to CTV. Their refugee application was refused by the government and after going through all the bureaucratic hurdles, Canada is now set to deport the couple back to India where the violence against Sikhs and other minorities is on the rise under the authoritarian leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his fascist Hindutva ruling party, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
Mr. Singh said, “for me returning to India means death.” He has been under treatment for PTSD and suffers from depression. His mental health is further deteriorating since they received deportation orders.
Rajvinder Kaur, a former village chief (Mayor), is an integral part of the Parc Ex community – involved notably at the Parc-Ex Library and at Afrique au Feminin. Their humanitarian application is being processed, and was supported by dozens of community members. We call upon the Immigration Minister, Marc Miller, to accept their application for permanent residency on humanitarian and compassionate grounds instead of deporting them to a hostile environment where they cannot simply live in another state or jurisdiction without being followed by the security police of the ruling party.
We denounce the deportation of Rajvinder Kaur and Randhir Singh.
We are calling instead for status for all, and for a comprehensive, ongoing regularization program for all migrants!
Join us for a rally in solidarity in front of the offices of the Immigration Minister, Marc Miller, and express your support for Rajvinder Kaur and Randhir Singh and with all non-status migrants!
Status for all!
No to deportations!
No to detentions!
*** Call and send e-mails to ministers in support of Rajvinder Kaur and Randhir Singh ***
Marc Miller, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship
Phone : 613-995-6403 or 514-496-4885
Fax : 613-995-6404
Dominic Leblanc, Minister of Public Safety
Phone : 613-992-1020
Fax : 613-992-3053
You can also use this text as inspiration for e-mails, or modify it possible:
‘’I am writing to ask that you stop the deportation of Rajvinder Kaur and Randhir Singh, an elderly couple, to India, which is scheduled for August 12, 2023. They need protection and health care, and not deportation. What they need is consideration and status, so that they can live in dignity here with their community. Please act now, so that Rajvinder Kaur and Randhir Singh can stop living in constant anguish – and please do the same for all non-status people!’’