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Advocate Amar Singh Chahal on Indian State’s Policy of Impunity in Punjab

A number of human rights lawyers held a joint press conference on October 16, 2019 at Press Club Chandigarh to express their opposition to the Indian State's policy of impunity for Crimes Against Humanity committed by Indian Security forces in Punjab during 1980s-1990s.

On Impunity in Punjab & Pardoning of Guilty Cops: Advo. Jaspal Singh Manjhpur [Video]

A number of human rights lawyers held a joint press conference on October 16, 2019 at Press Club Chandigarh to express their opposition to the Indian State's policy of impunity for Crimes Against Humanity committed by Indian Security forces in Punjab during 1980s-1990s. This press conference was addressed by senior lawyers and human rights activists.

Human Rights Lawyers Oppose Impunity in Punjab; Condemn Release of Cops Guilty of Extra-Judicial Killings

Declaring that Punjab Government move to get police police officers convicted of fake encounters and extra-judicial killings released from jail as “unlawful, arbitrary and unconstitutional”, various human rights lawyers today held a joint press conference and condemned the move.

After 26 Years, Two Convicted Punjab Police Officials Get 6 Years Jail Term for Enforced Disappearance of Sikh Youth

A CBI special court of Judge Nirbhow Singh Gill has convicted two Punjab police officers for their role in the abduction and disappearance of Gurinder Singh in 1993.

Crimes Against Humanity In Punjab: Plea Filed in SCI Withdrawn With Liberty to Move High Court

The Public Interest Litigation filed in the Supreme Court seeking probe into alleged mass killings during the counter-insurgency period in Punjab has been withdrawn with liberty to move the Punjab and Haryana High Court.

At PAU Convocation, Punjab Governor Gets Letter Titled ‘To Wake Your Conscience’

DAYS AFTER Punjab Governor VP Badnore granted pardons to four policemen who were convicted in the 1993 fake encounter case of a Ludhiana man, he was handed a letter titled ‘To wake your conscience’.

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.

Ishrat Jahan Fake Encounter Case: CBI Court Decides to Discharge DG Vanjara and NK Amin for Want to Sanction to Prosecute

Former Gujarat police officers DG Vanzara and NK Amin will no longer be accused in the 2004 Ishrat Jehan fake encounter killing as an Indian court today approved their request for discharge after Gujarat Government refused to grant sanction for their prosecution.

Gurdaspur SSP, 3 Others Put on Notice For Threatening Witness of 1994 Fake Encounter

A Special CBI Court of Judge Nirbhau Singh Gill has issued notice to Gurdaspur SSP and three others for threatening a witness in a 1994 fake encounter case.

Manipur Fake Encounter: Victims and Witnesses Face Delays, Reprisals in Quest for Justice

Families of victims of alleged extra-judicial executions by security force personnel in Manipur, India are facing reprehensible delays and reprisals as they wait for justice, Amnesty India said today.

SYFB Honours Author of “Punjab Da Butcher” Book on KPS Gill

The Sikh Youth Federation Bhindranwale (SYFB) today (Jan. 20) honoured Sarabjeet Singh Ghumaan, author of book on former Punjab police chief KPS Gill.

‘Encounter killings in UP Alarming’: UN slams Yogi Govt.; Takes Notice of Encounter Killings in UP

Today, on 11 January 2019, four UN human rights experts have expressed alarm about allegations of at least 59 extrajudicial killings by police in Uttar Pradesh since March 2017.

The Butcher of Punjab: New Book on KPS Gill Release at Akal Takht Sahib

A new book titled Punjab Da Butcher - KPS Gill (KPS Gill - The Butcher of Punjab) was released on January 8 at Akal Takht Sahib. The book was released by Akal Takht head granthi Giani Jagtar Singh in the presence of various Sikh personalities and representatives of Sikh organisations.

KMO Seeks UN Secretary-General to Intervention for Independent Inquiry into June 1984 Attack and Human Rights Abuses by Indian Forces

The Khalra Mission Organization, a Punjab based human rights group, has written a letter to United Nations' Secretary-General António Guterres ahead of his visit to Darbar Sahib in Amritsar city of Punjab.

Fake Encounters in Punjab: CBI Court Awards Imprisonment for Life to Two More Killer Cops

In another case of fake encounter killings in Punjab, the Special CBI court of Additional Session Judge Harjeet Singh convicted two former Punjab police personnel.

1992 Fake Encounter of 14 Years of Sikh Boy: Full Judgement of CBI Court Mohali Convicting 2 Punjab Cops

A Mohali based special CBI court of Additional Sesssions Judge Nirbhau Singh Gill yesterday (Sept. 26) sentenced two Punjab cops for killing a Sikh teenager in a fake encounter in 1992.

After 26 Years Two Punjab Cops Get Life Imprisonment for Killing Teenager in Fake Encounter

A Mohali based special CBI court of Additional Sesssions Judge Nirbhau Singh Gill yesterday (Sept. 26) sentenced two Punjab cops for killing a Sikh teenager in a fake encounter in 1992.

Even Sikh Soldier in Indian Army was killed in Fake Encounter by Punjab Police: Case File of Baldev Singh s/o Buta Singh

Baldev Singh alias Deba was the only son of Buta Singh s/o Udham Singh. He was a soldier in the Indian Army and was posted at Srinagar. He was killed in Punjab police in fake encounter.

Case File of Fake Encounter Victim Gulsham Kumar: Do These Cops Deserve ‘Sympathetic View’?:

Punjab police chief DGP Suresh Arora recently urged India’s Ministry of Home Affairs to take ‘sympathetic view’ in favor of Punjab cops who are facing trails on murder and other counts. These cases were registered by the CBI after holding thorough investigation on the directives of SCI.

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