'Gujarati family's death in Canada puts human trafficking in focus'

New Delhi, Jan 29 (IANS): The Indian High Commission in Ottawa and the Consulate General in Toronto are working closely with the Canadian authorities on all aspects of the investigation and providing consular services to the family of the four Indians who were found dead near the Canada-US border on January 19.

The bodies of four members of a family were recovered near the Canada-US border in Manitoba. Canadian authorities have confirmed the identities of the four deceased as Jagdish Baldevbhai Patel, 39; Vaishaliben Jagdishkumar Patel, 37; Vihangi Jagdishkumar Patel, 11; and Dharmik Jagdishkumar Patel, 3.

"Our Missions in Canada and US have been following this tragic case of death of four people whose bodies were recovered near the Canada-US border in Manitoba," the spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs said on Friday.

On longer term issues that this tragedy has brought into focus is the need to ensure that migration and mobility are made safe and legal and that such tragedies do not recur in future.

A number of ideas remain under discussion between India and Canada. For instance, to prevent and suppress irregular migration, and trafficking in human beings and to facilitate sustainable and circular mobility, India has proposed a comprehensive Migration and Mobility Partnership Agreement (MMPA) to Canada, which remains under the consideration of the Canadian government, informed the High Commission of India in Ottawa, Canada.

Canadian authorities have also informed that based on the circumstances, the death of all the persons have been determined to be consistent with exposure to the outdoor elements.



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  • Ramesh, Udupi

    Sat, Jan 29 2022

    Achedin only for Adani & Ambani. They know that under chaiwala PM there is no good future in India.

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  • Rahul, Mangalore

    Sat, Jan 29 2022

    Went for searching Achhe din in USA but Time stops their run. Our files are opened by Almighty & closed by Almighty. Nobody knows when they will perish. RIP family.

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  • Mangalurian, Mangaluru

    Sat, Jan 29 2022

    Gujjus have been doing this for the last 50 years at least. They do not bother about education, but somehow gather on the borders of USA. There are plenty that fly to Brazil, and get to Mexico. The border to USA was a bit tough under Do-lund Trump, but since he is gone, Patels are back again on the happy band-wagon.

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  • real kujuma, kodial

    Sat, Jan 29 2022

    govt led by chaiwala says India shining and here people are desperately fleeing the country..especially gujjus...what panauti after 2014..

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  • Moshu, Mangaluru

    Sat, Jan 29 2022

    Vibrant model exposed once again. Even gujjus migrating to seek better life in overseas. This unfortune family frozen to death in search of American dreams

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