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March 14, 2014

Remembering the Disappeared

(Pleasanton, CA)

At the Second Annual Ensaaf 5K Walk, participants commemorated those disappeared by Indian security forces from 1984 to 1995 in Punjab, and called for justice. On Saturday March 8, Ensaaf supporters gathered in both Fremont, CA and Houston, TX to show solidarity for victims and their families and call for an end to impunity.

Thank you to everyone who participated in and supported the events. In Fremont, the walk was followed by an instrumental piece played with Tanti Saaz and Kavishari by Satnam Singh Arshi Kavishari Group. In Houston, the walk was organized by the students of the Khalsa School at Sikh Center Houston.

“We researched and learned about Ensaaf and were moved by what Ensaaf was doing…" - Shawn Singh

"I started learning about the Sikhs’ recent history only a few months ago,” said Shawn Singh, one of the organizers of the walk in Houston. “My first thought was if our volunteer group could do anything to help. We researched and learned about Ensaaf and were moved by what Ensaaf was doing… We organized a similar walk to raise awareness and, as a result, hundreds of people came… We were extremely proud of our Sangat for recognizing the need to raise awareness."

While the event has ended, we hope you will donate to Ensaaf so we can continue our work to document mass state crimes in Punjab. All those who created a fundraising page can also continue to raise funds until September 8, 2014.

Thank you for your support!