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A Song To Remember

On the 31st anniversary of the Indian Army assault on the Harmandir Sahib complex, Ensaaf releases A Song to Remember. Through A Song to Remember, Manbir Singh Mand and Jatinderpal Singh pay tribute to their three uncles, killed by Indian security forces during the Decade of Disappearances in Punjab (1984-1995). Share. Donate.

Amplify a Mother’s Voice for Justice

In this video, a mother recalls her son’s last meal just before Punjab Police abducted him: “He loved okra, so he ate one or two rotis with okra, and left.” Today, we are asking you to stand with this mother, and countless other mothers, fathers, wives, children and siblings, and help them be counted. We […]

Thank you for your Support in 2014

We, at Ensaaf, thank you for your support this year. It helped us: -Document cases in 3,500 villages, -Record 130 video interviews -Help convict 3 police officers in a 25-year unlawful killing case, -Win the Amnesty International Best Human Rights Short Award, -Get cited in the BBC, LA Times, and more. We couldn’t have done […]

Watch Another Punjab Policeman Speak Out about Human Rights Abuses

In this video, former Punjab Police officer Lakhwinder Singh describes his experiences in the police force, where he witnessed his colleagues performing torture. He himself narrowly escaped a faked encounter. Lakhwinder Singh describes, however, how the police did kill his father in a faked encounter.

Punjab Cop Admits to Murdering Over 80 in Fake Encounters

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 admits that then Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Paramjit Singh Gill of Amritsar […]

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. Help us remember. Please share this podcast on Twitter and Facebook.

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). Join us in remembering […]