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December 20, 2017

Double Your Donation and Help Us Get Justice For Sukhminder Kaur And So Many Other Families

(Pleasanton, CA)

Dear Supporter,

Throughout the years, we’ve documented numerous cases of enforced disappearances and extrajudicial executions. Sukhminder Kaur’s case is particularly compelling and powerful: She lost her only son Sarabhjit Singh in 1989, when he was 15 to 16 years old. Punjab Police abducted Sarabhjit Singh from his home without cause and detained him at Bhogpur police station for eight days with his uncle, who was later released. However, Sarabhjit Singh’s family never saw him again. Sukhminder Kaur has never received any answers to her son’s disappearance nor the justice she and her son deserve: “I ask, but no one listens to me because I am a poor woman...I’m empty and I don’t have anything to give. I just want to know.” To learn more about Sukhminder Kaur's story, watch this video. Ensaaf will represent her voice and many others like it before governments, the UN, and the media to build consensus among the international community and support for survivors. We need your involvement to bring about this change.

2018 Will Be The Year We Transform Our Work

Ensaaf has been working diligently to document these atrocities. We’ve been to more than 12,000 villages, reaching every village and urban area in Punjab. We’ve progressed to the next phase of our documentation project and started building an interactive data visualization site to store all of the information, and get that information out to the public and government officials throughout the world. The evidence we present will shift the debate from one of denial to acknowledging crimes against humanity in Punjab and strengthening future legal proceedings.

Today, we’re asking you to make an end of year donation. Every dollar you give, up to $40,000, will be matched through January 10th.

Your support can change the ending to Sukhminder Kaur’s story and for so many other families. Help us reach our goal, and share this message via Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Hear Sukhminder Kaur; help her get justice.


Sukhman and Jaskaran,
Ensaaf Co-Founders