Monday, July 14, 2008

Singh marks a year of sanctuary

B.C. - A year after paralyzed refugee claimant Laibar Singh first sought refuge in an Abbotsford temple, he remains in limbo, depending on the care of supporters and the tradition of sanctuary.

Despite three failed deportation orders and tough talk from government, Singh has lived the past few months relatively unmolested at the Kalgidhar Darbar Gurdwara in Abbotsford.

"In general there's a lot less precarity than the sort of day-to-day precarity that there was around December, January," said supporter Harsha Walia of No One is Illegal. "Although in an overwhelming sense he's still under the threat of deportation."

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