Sikh News Dumped Sikh Boy To Return To Punjab

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Young Sikh boy who was found in Southall, abandoned by his parents two years ago, finally has permission to go back to the Punjab to stay with his uncle.

Gurinderjit Singh who is now twelve-years-old has been given temporary travel documents by the Home

He still has his long hair and has maintained his Sikh identity even under the care of foster parents.

This story that shook the Sikh community in Britain and resulted in many childless couples claiming he was there son now has some consolidation for the young boy dumped by his parents.

It is believed that his parents are both illegal immigrants in Europe.

In an interview last year the paternal grandmother claimed her daughter has sought a better life for her son and sent him to Britain. The grandparents wanted Gurinder to come and live with them, as his elder sister has been left in their care by the parents. But Gurinder will stay with his paternal uncle, Kuldip Singh, a farmer in Punjab state.

Both parents have never come forward.

The decision to allow him to return to India is the culmination of a protracted legal battle.

The London Borough of Ealing took the unprecedented step of petitioning the Punjab and Haryana high court in the northern Indian city of Chandigarh over the issue.

On Wednesday, the ministry of external affairs finally granted Gurinderjit an emergency certificate for travel.

'Constitutional violation'

Lawyer Anil Malhotra, who represented Ealing in the court, told the BBC that "winning Gurrinderjit's right to come back to his home in India has been a major challenge".

The young Sikh boy has been living in foster care in the UK, the boy had been denied travel documents because neither of his parents was available to support his application at India's high commission in London.

According to Mr Malhotra, "his father Mohinder Singh is living in Italy and mother Deepinder Kaur was reported to be in the UK but had abandoned the boy and not responded thereafter". The BBC reported

Following the petition filed by Ealing in November, the high court agreed that to deny Gurrinderjit a passport could be construed as a violation of the Indian constitution which guarantees every citizen the right to life and liberty.

A BBC correspondent in Punjab says that while the judicial intervention seems to have nudged the Indian authorities into issuing the travel documents, they have agreed to do so only on the condition that the London Borough of Ealing would be responsible "to take the child safely and hand him over to the identified paternal or maternal guardian in India".

Gurinderjit is now expected to fly back under the care of a British social worker on his 12th birthday on 21 April.
 

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Indian govt. disowns illegal immigrants but happily accept( or does not object) flow of money from these illegal immigrants. The logic is that all money is sent through someone legally staying abroad etc.
It is up to these illegal immigrants that they should not send more than required money to India.
Keep the money where you dream to settle down. Do not with dream of returning back to India after 5-10 years. It does not happen and mostly not the right path.
You should be grateful to the land/ country which gives you that money.
 
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