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November 1, 2013

29 Years of Impunity

(Pleasanton, CA)

Today marks the 29th anniversary of the pogroms of Sikhs in India. In November 1984, senior political and government leaders organized and implemented pogroms against Sikhs throughout the country, in response to the assassination of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. In the following decade in Punjab, security forces, protected by a system of impunity, disappeared and unlawfully killed thousands of Sikhs in counterinsurgency efforts that lasted until 1995.

View the trailer of The Last Killing, a short film about a former policeman’s commitment to fight for justice.

The families of victims await justice. In our continued effort to document the mass state crimes committed by India, we will be releasing a short film at the end of November. Please view the trailer for The Last Killing, about a former policeman’s commitment to fight for justice.

We will also have a booth at the Yuba City Nagar Kirtan this weekend, November 2 – 3, 2013. Stop by and show your support.

Please take this anniversary to learn more about the 1984 Pogroms, as well as the Decade of Disappearances.

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Ensaaf currently receives matching donations from several companies, including Cisco, Deloitte, eBay, Gates Foundation, Genworth Foundation, Google, Intel, Intuit, JP Morgan Chase, Juniper, Microsoft, Qualcomm, Salesforce, Visa and Yahoo, and more. Please contact your human resources office and send the completed application to Ensaaf.