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Former Pb & Hr High Court Judge Cross-Examined In Enforced Disappearance Case Against Sumedh Saini

As per the media reports former Punjab and Haryana High Court Judge Rajiv Bhalla on Tuesday appeared in a Delhi court as a prosecution witness

Lived for over 100 years, Amar Kaur Dies Awaiting Justice in Killings Case Against Sumedh Saini

The case which can be seen as a blot on Judicial system of India, Amar Kaur a victim of state terrorism who had been waging a legal battle

Enforced Disappearances in Punjab: Family of Amritsar Man Gets Death Certificate After 25 Years

With the passage of time the wounds of the bereave family has failed to heal, which was a target of police atrocities during militancy in Punjab as a victim of “enforced disappearance”

India should sign, ratify and implement International Convention for Protection of all persons from Enforced Disappearance

Slamming the Indian State for remaining in denial of the ongoing international movement against enforced disappearances, the Dal Khalsa demanded that Indian government should sign, ratify and implement the International Convention for the Protection of all persons from Enforced Disappearance.

Four policemen sentenced to imprisonment for life in 1993 enforced disappearance case

A CBI court yesterday (Dec. 01) awarded life imprisonment to four policemen, three of them from Uttar Pradesh, for abducting and then killing a Khanna resident in a fake encounter. In October 1993, these policemen from UP and Punjab subjected a Sikh youth to enforced disappearances and eliminated him declaring him a ‘terrorist’, to get promotions.

1991 Fake encounter killing of Sikh youth: Charges framed against DGP Satish Sharma, 4 other cop

In a fake encounter case of Sikh youth Kuldeep Singh from Amrali village in 1991, a Ropar (rup Nagar) court on June 03 framed charges against Punjab director general of Police (DGP) SK Sharma and three other former police officers.

Enforced Disapprance of Kuljit Singh Dhatt: 3 police officers get 5 years jail after 25 years of trial

Hoshiarpur, Punjab (May 9, 2014): A Hoshiarpur court today pronounced a 25 years old case related to enforced disappearance of Kuljit Singh Dhatt. Dhatt was the son-in-law of Shaheed Bhagat Singh’s sister Parkash Kaur.

Enforced Disappearances in Punjab: Elderly Sikh parents still waiting for son abducted by the police in 1990

A day after a Ropar court ordered framing of charges against Punjab DGP SK Sharma and others in the kidnapping of Kuldip Singh 24 years ago, his father Ajaib Singh hopes against hope for his son’s return.

Khalra Mission Organisation (KMO) demands SIT to probe in fake encounters and enforced disappearances in Punjab

Amritsar, Punjab (January 31, 2014): As per information available with the Sikh Siyasat News (SSN) the Khalra Mission Organisation (KMO) demanded a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to be formed by the Badal government for probing the fake encounters and enforced disappearances by Punjab police and other Indian security forces during 1980s and 1990s.

Kuljit Singh Dhatt Disappearance case – Retd. Session Judge depose in Hoshiarpur Court

Hoshiarpur, Punjab (January 28, 2014): It is learnt that a retired Sessions judge HL Randev, who had probed the enforced disappearance of Shaheed Bhagat Singh's kin and an ex-sarpanch of Ambala Jattan Kuljit Singh Dhatt, appeared in the court of additional sessions judge JS Bhinder Hoshiarpur on January 27 to testify the report submitted by him to the Supreme Court in 1993.

High Court declines to suspend sentence of SSP Preetpal Virk in 1993 abduction case

Chandigarh/ Punjab (January 24, 2014): It is learnt that less than a year after Patiala’s Special Judge for CBI cases sentenced Amritsar’s Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Rural, Preetpal Singh Virk and Inspector Shamsher Singh to 10 years' rigorous imprisonment in an abduction case, the Punjab and Haryana High Court has refused to suspend their sentence.

Historic Speech of Jaswant Singh Khalra about Human Rights abuses, Enforced Disappearances & secret cremations in Punjab

This is the video recording of Historic Speech of Jaswant Singh Khalra about Enforced Disappearances & Illegal cremations in Punjab.

Asian Federation against Involuntary Disappearances recognizes Jaswant Singh Khalra's Vibrant legacy

Disappeared for Speaking on Behalf of Punjab’s Desaparecidos: AFAD Recognizes Jaswant Singh Khalra’s Vibrant Legacy

September 6 marked the disappearance of the noted human rights activist Jaswant Singh Khalra who was picked up from outside his home in Amritsar, Punjab, in 1995, following his courageous activism around enforced disappearances in Punjab. The Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearance (AFAD) recognizes Mr. Khalra’s sacrifice for truth and the tireless efforts of his wife, Mrs. Paramjit Kaur Khalra, and the Khalra Mission Organization for Justice.

Surjit Singh SI admits fake encounters in Punjab

Cananda’s opposition NDP expresses concern over enforced disappearances in Punjab

Ottawa, Cananda (July 18, 2013): "New Democrats are expressing concern over the safety of Punjab Police sub inspector Surjit Singh following allegations of police participation in forced disappearances in the Punjab. Surjit Singh recently revealed that as a member of the Punjab Police, he participated in the murders of 83 Sikh youth on the orders of his superiors.

Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons want foreign countries to blacklist over 500 Indian security personnel

Kashmir/India (May 30, 2013): Expecting international support against systematic and widespread human rights abuses in Kashmir, a human rights body has reportedly approached a number of foreign countries to blacklist at least 500 security personnel involved in human rights abuses in the state.

Disappearance of Bhullar’s Father – “Rights Group Challenge Badal’s Policy Of Impunity To DGP Saini”

New York (April 16, 2013): Sikhs For Justice (SFJ) a human rights group which is spearheading the campaign to bring perpetrators of Sikh genocide to justice Challenged CM Badal’s policy of impunity to DGP Saini responsible for disappearance of Prof. Bhullar’s father Balwant Singh.

Prof. Bhullar’s father, uncle and friend were killed in police custody; Cops enjoyed blind impunity

Ludhiana, Punjab (April 14, 2013): According to a news report published at the website of Times of India (TOI): “[t]he custodial disappearance of Devinderpal Singh Bhullar's father and uncle is believed to have been a turning point in his life”.

Tejinder Singh Billu’s family suffered agony and torture for 20 years

Patiala/Sunam, Punjab (March 12, 2013): Tejinder Singh Billu, a Punjab level footballer, was abducted and tortured by Punjab police about 20 years ago, in 1993. He was 29 years old at that time. Punjab police subjected to enforced disappearance and there were no whereabouts of Tejinder Singh till date.

No whereabouts of Tejinder Singh since 1993 – Cops get 10 years for abduction, wrongful confinement

Patiala, Punjab (March 12, 2103): Whereas, a CBI court in Patiala sentenced a SSP rank police officer, besides five others for 10 years jail in a 1993 abduction case on March 11, 2013; there are no whereabouts of the Sikh person who was abducted by the accused twenty years ago.

SSP Preetpal Singh Virk, 3 others get 10 yrs jail in a 1993 case for abduction and custodial torture

Patiala, Punjab (March 12, 2103): It is learnt that the special court of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) here on March 11, 2013 sentenced Amritsar (rural) senior superintendent of police (SSP) Preetpal Singh Virk to 10-year rigorous imprisonment after finding him, along with other cops, guilty of illegal confinement and "kidnapping in order to murder" of a Punjab-level footballer in 1993.

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