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December 10, 2014
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New Movie: Seeking Ensaaf on Human Rights Day

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Today, on Human Rights Day, we share this documentary to show you how your support helps us document abuses on the ground. Seeking Ensaaf was filmed by Andrew Heskett, Ryan Westra, and David Thompson, recipients of the Sikh Scholarship Program at Chapman University, in August 2013. It follows Ensaaf field workers as they document a case of extrajudicial killing in Punjab. Thank you for joining us on this journey to end impunity and achieve justice for the disappearances and unlawful killings of the Decade of Disappearances in Punjab.

“In 1992, my family and I were arrested,” says Ajinderpal Singh. “Police kept me and my family in illegal custody and tortured us, because they wanted us to give them information about militants. But we didn’t know anything, so what could we have told them?” Ajinderpal Singh has been with Ensaaf since 2009.

“Police kept me and my family in illegal custody and tortured us, because they wanted us to give them information about militants. But we didn’t know anything, so what could we have told them?” - Ajinderpal Singh

As another Ensaaf field worker, Ravneet Singh shares, “In my mind, I want to fight for justice together….Only those who walk actually reach their destination.” Thank you for supporting us as we challenge impunity for human rights abuses in India.

Please watch and share this video, and support us on our project to reach every village in Punjab for documentation of disappearances and unlawful killings. On this Human Rights Day, we want to thank you for helping us record these stories, for showing these lives matter, and for supporting us as we stand with the families in their struggle for justice.