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Listen & Remember: Operation Bluestar

What happened during Operation Bluestar and how did it affect the people of Punjab?

Click here and listen to how an army offensive against the Harmandir Sahib launched a decade of enforced disappearances and extrajudicial executions perpetrated by Indian security forces in the state of Punjab.

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Listen & Remember: Major Singh, Musician

What happens when a 21-year-old musician begins composing folk ballads critical of the Indian government?

Click here and listen to the story of Major Singh, a young Amritsar villager who chose to speak the truth, even while living through brutal government repression in Punjab, India from 1984 to 1995 (page 554).

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Podcast: New Ensaaf/HRDAG Statistical Analysis

Ensaaf and the Benetech Human Rights Data Analysis Group released a podcast in accompaniment to their joint report, Violent Deaths and Enforced Disappearances During the Counterinsurgency in Punjab, India

This report uses quantitative methods to scientifically demonstrate the implausibility that these lethal human rights violations are random or minor aberrations as suggested by Indian officials. 

The podcast briefly explains the context of the report and discusses our preliminary findings.  

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