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December 31, 2017

Help Us Raise The Last $10K and Get Justice for Balwinder Singh

(Pleasanton, CA)

Dear Supporter,

Akjinder Kaur wants justice for her brother. Police detained and killed Balwinder Singh in 1993. His family had been put in an impossible situation—militants passing through their village forced them to provide food and water. Akjinder Kaur’s cousin informed the police. When Balwinder Singh and a fellow farmer, Nirbhai Singh, were returning home from the flour mill, police opened fire and killed Nirbhai Singh and seriously wounded Balwinder Singh. Police took Balwinder Singh into custody and killed him a short while later. For years following her brother’s murder, police continued to target Akjinder Kaur and her family, frequently detaining her father for 10-15 days at a time. Akjinder Kaur believes the government should establish a truth commission, prosecute those responsible for Balwinder Singh’s murder, and provide employment to her family for the loss of their loved one. Ensaaf will be representing 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.

Help us reach our goal, and share this message via Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Your support can change the ending to Akjinder Kaur’s story and for so many others. Hear Akjinder Kaur; help her get justice.


Sukhman and Jaskaran,
Ensaaf Co-Founders