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Earlier this week, we told you about how Ensaaf has undertaken one of the largest initiatives in the history of India to document gross human rights violations, reaching over 10,000 of Punjab’s villages.
Today, we want to tell you about some of our recent legal work. In 2014, we were able to help convict three police officials in a 25-year unlawful killing case of Kuljit Singh Dhatt. On the morning of July 23, 1989, Kuljit Singh Dhatt was on his way to the Bhogpur Sugar Mill when the Punjab Police abducted, tortured and unlawfully killed him. For 25 years, his family has relentlessly pursued justice, attending over a hundred hearings, petitioning various courts and commissions, and enduring police harassment and intimidation of witnesses. On May 9, 2014, a judge convicted three police officers of abduction in order to murder Kuljit Singh Dhatt, sentencing them to a mere five years. Ensaaf provided litigation support in this case.
Watch his family members and eyewitnesses in his case discuss what happened on that fateful day. Read an analysis of the Kuljit Singh Dhatt case, including the role of state institutions in fabricating evidence, intimidating witnesses, protecting the perpetrators, and delaying justice, in Ensaaf’s report No Stone Unturned: 25 Years of Contesting Impunity.