It’s been a while since anything was reported on this particular person, but she’s back in the spotlight again.
And if you’re wondering who it is, we mean the ‘sovereign’ woman, 41-year-old Paramjeet Kaur.
Which, if you’re wondering, a sovereign citizen is someone who doesn’t see themselves answerable to the laws made by the authorities.
Here’s the brief rundown of what she did.
On 3 May 2020, Kaur was seen in a video engaged in a shouting match with someone.
She was unhappy at being told to wear her mask and tried to argue with the auntie when told to do so.
A second video also emerged, proclaiming that the police had no say over her.
Kaur would eventually be arrested on 4 May and brought to court the next day.
The situation was so bad, even the MP for Bishan-Toa Payoh Group Representation Constituency Chong Kee Hiong took to Facebook, telling the public that such actions would not be tolerated.
And remember, this was during the circuit breaker period, with even stricter COVID-19 regulations.
Till this point, she faced four major charges:
- Leaving her house to eat in front of a food stall
- Not wearing a mask in public
- Public nuisance
Then, on 19 May 2020, Kaur returned to court yet again for two more charges. These included:
- not wearing a mask on 26 Apr at a hawker stall along Upper Thomson Road
- failing to report a change in residence
She even had a few strange things to say in court.
So with all that being said and done, what’s new with Kaur this time?
‘Sovereign’ Woman Faces Another Unknown Charge Under The Women’s Charter
Well, she now faces yet another charge this time, The Straits Times reported.
According to her defence lawyer, Kaur is likely to face another charge under the Women’s Charter.
However, it is currently unknown as to watch the charge is about.
Kaur’s case was brought up in court again on 26 Jan, but she was not in court as her presence was dispensed with.
She is currently out on a S$10,000 bail and her case will be heard again on 22 Feb.
For those unaware, the Women’s Charter was an act passed in 1961 to protect and help women’s rights Singapore.
The Act gives protection against family violence and a penalty for offences against women and girls.
It also brings together the regulation of the relationship between husband and wife and the relationship between parents and their children.
This includes the termination of marriages and division of matrimonial assets too.
The Women’s Charter applies to everyone in Singapore besides those married under the Administration of Muslim Law Act.
They will be excluded from parts of the act concerning divorce, division of matrimonial assets and maintenance.
From this, we can only take guesses at what Kaur might’ve done. Stay tuned for more updates regarding this case.
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