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Disappeared But Not Forgotten

Despite everything being well, nothing is well The mother whose son is not alive The brother whose sister is dying The wife whose husband, despite being alive, is not alive – Gunjiv ‘Baagi’ Singh The First Annual Ensaaf 5K Walk was a reminder of the need to achieve justice for those disappeared by Indian security […]

Impunity in Punjab

Impunity in Punjab is the third in a series of moving videos produced by the New Media Advocacy Project in collaboration with Ensaaf.  Watch survivors and human rights activists tell how the Punjab Police destroyed families by violating human rights and disregarding legal consequences. By sharing the link you help end the silence surrounding Punjab’s […]

Paramjit Kaur Khalra: “Something needs to be done about the slaughter that took place in Punjab.”

In our new video, Paramjit Kaur Khalra describes the need for a truth commission to redress the thousands of disappearances and killings in Punjab, India perpetrated during the counterinsurgency of 1984 to 1995. In September and October 1995, Indian security forces illegally detained, tortured, and killed her husband, human rights activist Jaswant Singh Khalra, for […]

Our Voices Matter

When Tarlok Singh and Balbir Kaur celebrated the birth of their son Surjit Singh, they could never have imagined he would live such a short life. Yet, in the midst of the violence that plagued Punjab during the “Decade of Disappearances,” Punjab Police killed Surjit Singh, like thousands of others, in a fake encounter. He […]

Thank You Video Tribute & Special Appeal

This summer, Ensaaf interviewed over 1,000 individuals – including hundreds of survivors – to capture stories of disappearances, unlawful killings, and torture in Amritsar during the Punjab counterinsurgency. This ambitious achievement, which represents the largest deployment of human rights investigators in Punjab in over a decade, was only realized due to the financial support we […]

Rajvinder S. Bains: “This procedure has failed completely.”

Rajvinder S. Bains, a human rights attorney in the Punjab & Haryana High Court for over 20 years, discusses his experiences with the High Court in cases filed on behalf of victims of disappearances or extrajudicial executions. (Oct. 2007)