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October 29, 2009

TIME Magazine Interviews Ensaaf:
Help Move Nov. 1984 Awareness to the Homepage

Please help further awareness about the denial of justice by emailing the article through TIME's website.

(California) Time Magazine, in an article released today, quoted Ensaaf Co-Director Jaskaran Kaur on the total lack of justice for survivors of the November 1984 pogroms of Sikhs in India.

This Saturday marks the 25th anniversary of the pogroms, in which death squads led by Congress Party officials and police killed over 3,000 Sikhs in just four days following Prime Minister Indira Gandhi's assassination. Eyewitnesses report that officials marked Sikh residences, gurdwaras, and business, organizing mobs to kill Sikhs and destroy their properties. The majority of the victims were burned alive with kerosene oil.

Survivors are still waiting for justice.

This is despite the fact that, in the words of Surinder Kaur: "We saw what they did and who did it." Kaur, who lost her son and husband in the massacres, was recently interviewed by TIME Magazine, alongside Ensaaf's Co-Director, Jaskaran Kaur.

The article, titled India's Anti-Sikh Riots: Waiting for Justice, is currently listed on the World section of TIME Magazine's website. But we believe that Surinder Kaur's voice deserves to be on the homepage.

Will you help further awareness about the denial of justice by emailing the article through TIME's website? If enough supporters click on the link and email the article, it will be among the Most Popular/Most Emailed articles listed on the homepage, will be read by thousands of more individuals, and will send the message that violations of human rights in India will not be ignored.

Read the article at: http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1931635,00.html

Thank you for furthering the voice of survivors of the November 1984 Sikh pogroms.

P.S.: Download our groundbreaking report, Twenty Years of Impunity, for more information about this government-organized massacre.

Support Ensaaf, a U.S.-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, as it works to end impunity and achieve justice for mass state crimes in Punjab, India by documenting and exposing human rights violations, bringing perpetrators to justice, and organizing survivors to advocate for their rights to truth, justice, and reparations.