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Brampton Indo-Canadians Up In Arms About Indian Student Hooligans Who Are Creating Havoc In Canada

Four Brampton Indo-Canadian MPs Say Violence Won’t Be Tolerated!

BRAMPTON – Last week Canadian Police charged Rankirat Singh, 20, a Punjabi student from Amritsar for the brutal beating of three men, two who are still in critical condition in the hospital.

Following this assault case, all four Indo-Canadian Brampton MPs issued a joint statement condemning the violence.

The case involving Singh and up to 20 other Indian student hooligans pertains to a group of people, all Indian students, who attacked two men (including a realtor) at Greater Toronto area of Winston Churchill and Steeles Avenue, with sticks and baseball bats.

MPs, Raj Grewal, Ruby Sahota, Kamal Khera and Sonia Sidhu said in a joint statement: “It is important to note that, if anyone in Canada with temporary immigration status, including international students, is charged with a crime under the criminal code and convicted, they will be subject to deportation.”

The statement goes on to add, “We understand that perception in the community is that international students are the main instigators of these incidents. We have asked the Peel Regional Police to investigate and update us on their findings.”

The statement concludes by saying, “We would also like to urge the community to remember that a majority of international students come to Canada to pursue their education and contribute to the country. They study hard, work hard and are law abiding members of our community.”

Meanwhile, a police statement added, “The department has learnt that earlier this month, one of the victims had brokered a real estate deal between a Brampton property owner and Rankirat Singh. The victim obtained a deposit from Rankirat to lease the property, but later he deal could not happen. Discussions between the victim and Rankirat regarding the declined offer grew heated and lead to the clash.”

Adding a new dimension to the case, Rankirat’s girlfriend, Ravneet, posted a video on social media on Friday claiming that Rankirat and a real estate agent, Jaskaran, had exchanged heated arguments after the agent allegedly started flirting with her. “I had come in touch with Jaskaran, while I was looking for a flat,” Ravneet says in the video.

This week’s violence comes six months after a December 2017 incident when a section of Punjabi community and students faced off at a parking brawl between two groups at College Plaza in Brampton (Ontario) near Sheridan College in which three men were charged.

Harjinder Brar, ex-student of Centennial College, Ontartio, said, “The majority of the students who come to Canada are not mature enough as they just out of school.”

Harpreet Sidhu (name changed), who runs real estate business in Canada, says, “Students from a wealthy background in India come here and instigate violence. Most such students roam around in the College Plaza in Brampton in big cars and create nuisance.”

He added that the recent instances of violence had meant that the local population was not renting out accommodation to students, fearing nuisance.

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