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The Canadian Parvasi - Issue 04

The Canadian Parvasi - Issue Parvasi Media Group | Establised 2002 | | Toronto | International news weekly | July 21, 2017 | Total pages 24 INSURANCE AUTO HOME BUSINESS LIFE State Farm Providing Insurance and Financial Services Canadian Head 905-856-9999 Amandeep Bajwa, Agent Lamps LED Pendants Bathroom Lights 905-460-5000 Wall Sconces Semi-Flush Mounts 102-2260 Bovaird Dr. E Chandeliers & Accessories Brampton, ON L6R 3J5 4220 Steeles Ave. West, A8 Woodbridge L4L 3S8 Email: Issue No : 04 Email: Toronto Edition : 905-673-0600 Fax Number : 905-673-6422 Fake Marriages By Students To Get Immigration To Canada BRAMPTON HAS A MEMES PAGE By Ravinder Pal Singh Walia BRAMPTON: 'Paper marriages' is the latest trend that is plaguing middle and lower middle society, especially in Punjab. A prospective groom’s family undertakes to bear all the expenses of the girl’s education and settlement abroad. The girl is generally from the economically weaker section. But she meets the eligibility criteria (such as more than 6.5 Bands score in the International English Language Testing System or IELTS) to study abroad. The bride is accepted only as a paper wife, and she does not move to her husband’s home after the wedding. On the other hand, the groom i s someone who is not able to study abroad because he has not cleared the IELTS exam to meet eligibility criteria. But he is desperate to settle abroad. This 'marriage of convenience’ is a fraud on the sacred institution of marriage and immigration policies of foreign countries where these people want to emigrate. Once these so-called couples are settled abroad, they can What are paper marriages? Paper marriage are, in fact, "marriages of convenience" under which families marry off their daughters to fake grooms so that the boy can settle abroad. It is a contract entered between the families of a boy and a girl with utmost privacy. divorce after the fulfillment of the contract. In Punjab alone, thousands of such marriages of convenience have already been contracted in recent years. These marriages are being contracted with the active connivance of dubious travel agents and immigration consultants who insert fraudulent advertisements for brides in vernacular newspapers. These immigration consultants charge hefty amounts of money for their illegal services to ineligible boys who otherwise can’t go abroad. That’s how these crook immigration consultants trap people desperate to go abroad. It has become a thriving business in Punjab. When any case is brought to the notice of NRI Police, they say they cannot investigate without getting a formal complaint. Interestingly, contracts for marriages of convenience are kept a closely guarded secret between the families of the boy and the girl. Continued on page 10 With a summer that is bringing us recor- breaking temperature, Brampton has something bringing the heat. The city has always been the butt of jokes across the GTA. Now there is a Facebook page that seems to be stepping on some toes, including the city itself, to the point where the city has requested that it refrain from using the city’s logos and copyrighted imagery from its memes. So what is a meme? Lifewire describes it as captioned photos that are intended to be funny, often as a way to publicly ridicule human behavior. Continued on page 10 INSURANCE HOME AUTO BUSINESS COMMERICAL AUTO Super Visa Insurance & RESP 7003 Steeles Ave., W., Unit 11 Etobicoke, ON Amandeep Nijjar Insurance Broker Dir: 416-838-4161 FOR ALL YOUR REAL ESTATE NEEDS Balwinder Singh Sales Representative Dir: 647-273-2025 31 Melanie Drive, Unit 4 Brampton, ON L6T 5H8 MAKE TO MEASURE SERVICE Fabric to Finish SINGHAR Designer Lehangha’s & Sarees’s Designer Shalwar Kameez Embroidered Unstitched Suits / Children’s Wear Sweets & Tandoori Restaurant All Pakistani & Indian wears are available 905-452-7575 singharfashions singharfashions 124 Kennedy Rd South, Brampton, ON L6W 3G2 Tel: 905-455-0666 860 North Park Dr., Unit #10 Brampton, ON L6S 4N5

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