VANCOUVER — Kara Gakhal flashed back to 1996 every time she heard of an Indo-Canadian woman being slain last fall in British Columbia. That’s when her cousin Rajwar and eight other members of her family were killed by Rajwar’s ex-husband in Vernon. He then committed suicide. The spate of attacks inspired a rally last night in the heart of Vancouver’s Punjabi market, which also honoured the memory of Ms. Gakhal’s family and put a public face on the issue of domestic violence in the South Asian community.

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