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Chaman Lal in HD

Although the vast majority of India’s counterinsurgency victims in Punjab were Sikh, Chaman Lal’s plight shows how impunity empowered its security forces to target anyone, including poor Hindu families like his. For the first time, we invite you to watch Chaman Lal’s story in high-definition. His inspiring yet fruitless struggle to obtain justice for the […]

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 […]

NEW VIDEO: Survivors Speak Up

Our powerful new advocacy video, produced by the New Media Advocacy Project, showcases survivors’ determination to learn the true fate of their loved ones, as well as the continuing emotional and financial impact these abuses have had on families. Kashmir Singh’s son, Harjit Singh, was just one of the thousands of people disappeared or unlawfully […]

The Dark Side of “India Shining”

Chaman Lal’s story is emblematic of the consequences of “national security” operations and policies that turn a blind eye to abuses. Although the vast majority of India’s counterinsurgency victims in Punjab were Sikh, impunity empowered its security forces to target anyone, including poor Hindu families like Chaman Lal’s. Above, watch him describe how the Punjab […]