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Justice Denied in Indian State Sponsored Genocide in 1984 and 2002: Points Briefing at US Congress

“We should use this moment when the world is paying attention to India,” said Sunita Viswanath as she joined a panel of academics, attorneys, and activists at a US capitol briefing on the delay and denial of justice for state-sponsored massacres of Indian minorities.

Impunity for Crimes Against Humanity in Punjab: KMO to Protest in Amritsar on July 1

Terming the pardoning of four former police officials who were convicted and sentenced to imprisonment for life by a CBI special court as 'impunity for crimes against humanity', the Khalra Mission Organization (KMO) has announced to hold a symbolic protest demonstration at Amritsar on July 1. 

Impunity for Crimes Against Humanity in Punjab: Cops Convicted for Fake Encounter of SIkh Youth Pardoned by Governor

In a clear instance of endorsing Indian state’s policy of impunity for human rights abuser cops, the Governor of Punjab reportedly pardoned four police official who were convicted for murdering a Sikh youth in October 1993.

Jagtar Singh Johal Case: Charges Compromised by Torture Allegations, says REDRESS

The charges presented against British citizen Jagtar Singh Johal before an Indian court on May 3 are compromised by the strong allegations that he has suffered severe torture while in the custody of the Indian police, says human rights group REDRESS.

Human Rights Groups Call on UN Expert to Intervene in Torture of Jagtar Singh Jaggi by Indian Police

Human rights organisations REDRESS and Ensaaf have filed an urgent appeal to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture in the case of Jagtar Singh Johal, “Jaggi”, a British man who has been detained in Indian subcontinent by Punjab police since 4 November 2017.

Seminar on the Surge of Violence Against India’s Minorities in Fremont on April 17

On Sunday, April 17th, the Organization for Minorities of India will be hosting a seminar on the current surge of violence against India's minorities.

Al Jazeera to Screen Ensaaf documentary The Last Killing in Doha

Al Jazeera has selected Ensaaf’s documentary, The Last Killing, to screen at the 11th annual Al Jazeera International Documentary Film Festival in Doha, Qatar from November 26 to November 29, 2015. Al Jazeera chose The Last Killing from 775 entries received from 90 countries.

A Light of Justice – Commemorating Jaswant Singh Khalra [Documentary by Ensaaf]

A US based human rights group, on September 6, 2015, released a documentary on Shaheed Jaswant Singh Khalra. Documentary video published on YouTube Channel of Ensaaf.

Ensaaf releases documentary on Shaheed Jaswant Singh Khalra

Ensaaf, a US based human rights group that has been documenting human rights abuses in Punjab, today released a documentary titled: A Light of Justice, Commemorating Jaswant Singh Khalra.

Registration for “Appear for the Disappeared 5K Walk, 2015” is open now: Ensaaf, Jakara Movement

In an announce Ensaaf, a human rights group, and Jakara Movement, a Sikh activist group, said that registration was now open for third annual 5K fund-raising walk called "Appear for the Disappeared". "This year’s walk will take place on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at Lake Elizabeth, Central Park in Fremont, CA", Ensaaf and Jakara Movement said.

Rare footage and survivor Interviews recorded just few days after November 1984 Sikh Genocide

Thirty years have passed since the pogroms of Sikhs in India. During the first week of November 1984, police, politicians, and government leaders organized and implemented pogroms against Sikhs throughout the country.

Copy of Letter to US President Barack Obama by Sikh Coalition, Human Rights Watch and Ensaaf regarding 1984 Sikh Massacres

Washington, DC: The Sikh Coalition, in partnership with Ensaaf and Human Rights Watch, sent a letter to US President Barack Obama, on Nov. 03 (2014), urging him to support justice for the 1984 anti-Sikh massacres, which claimed the lives of thousands of Sikhs throughout India 30 years ago.

Sikh Coalition, Ensaaf and Human Rights Watch write to Obama seeking Justice for 1984 Anti-Sikh Massacres

Washington, DC: The Sikh Coalition, in partnership with Ensaaf and Human Rights Watch, sent a letter to US President Barack Obama, on Nov. 03 (2014), urging him to support justice for the 1984 anti-Sikh massacres, which claimed the lives of thousands of Sikhs throughout India 30 years ago.

Whistleblower Exposes India’s Murderous Cops (a short review of The Last Killing documentary)

Manak decided to speak out and inform his superiors of the alleged killings—an act that led to his own detainment and, reportedly, his torture. After keeping him in illegal detention for 42 days, the Punjab police filed legal cases against him, accusing him of carrying an unlicensed weapon, theft, and firing on a police party with intent to kill—all false charges, Manak says. He was released on bail and promptly filed a lawsuit in October 1994 against his colleagues, accusing them of torturing and murdering 10 individuals.

Ensaaf releases “The Last Killing” documentary

Amritsar, Punjab (May 23, 2014): According to information available with the Sikh Siyasat News (SSN), Ensaaf, a US based NGO, on May 22 released a documentary titled “The Last Killing”.

Sikh American Organizations Stand with Gurbakash Singh on 36th Day of His Hunger Strike; Demand Rule of Law in India

New York, United States (December 20, 2013): Various diaspora Sikh organizations based in United States have issued a joint statement supporting the cuase of Sikh political prisoners taken up by Bhai Gurbaksh Singh, who is on fast unto death since November 14, 2013 at Gurdwara Amb Sahib Mohali. Gurbaksh Singh is seeking release of 6 Sikh political prisoners languishing in Indian jails despite serving full terms of their sentences.

Lakhwinder Singh, another Punjab Policeman, speak out about human rights abuses in Punjab

Another Punjab Policeman Speak out about Human Rights abuses; Ensaaf releases video

Ludhiana, Punjab (July 13, 2013): Last week, Punjab Police Sub-Inspector Surjit Singh publicly stated that former Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Paramjit Singh Gill of Amritsar district ordered him to kill 83 men in faked encounters during the 1990s.

Surjit Singh SI exposes fake encounters by Punjab police

Punjab Cop admits over 80 innocent killings on superior’s orders; Ensaaf calls for punishment to culprits

Amritsar, Punjab (June 04, 2013): After decades of denial by the Punjab Police that its officers unlawfully killed innocent Sikhs in fake encounters, Sub-Inspector (SI) Surjit Singh has made a public statement describing the atrocities committed by him and security forces in the early 1990s. Surjit Singh admitted that then Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Paramjit Singh Gill of Amritsar district ordered him to kill 83 men in fake encounters.

India: Stop the arbitrary execution of Prof. Devinder Pal Singh Bhullar; Overseas Sikh & Human Rights bodies form coalition

Pleasanton, California (April 20, 2013): On April 15 and 16, 2013, a coalition of U.S.-based organizations wrote to the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, U.S. Department of State, and U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, urging them to call on the Government of India to halt the imminent execution of Devinder Pal Singh Bhullar.

Human rights body knocks at US Embassy doors against Sikh leaders torture

New Delhi/Jalandhar (September 27, 2012): According to information the issue of arrest, detention and custodial torture of Akali Dal Panch Pardhani (ADPP) President and SGPC member Bhai Kubir Singh Barapind has now reached to United States Embassy in India.

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