Every day for the past year, Ensaaf has been sharing the profile of a person who was disappeared or unlawfully killed by India’s security forces in Punjab on the anniversary of the incident. From young children, to the elderly, these crimes against humanity impacted countless families and communities, the consequences of which still reverberate today.
Ensaaf works to address impunity for crimes against humanity in Punjab, with strategies and methods that also impact other regions suffering from gross human rights violations. We already provide technical assistance to human rights defenders working in India and beyond. We provide litigation support to cases in India that will set precedent for the entire country. And we share our data and resources publicly, so any community can learn from our experiences. Our work is innovative, timely, and makes an impact in Punjab and beyond.
Reason 10: We do 10x the work of other organizations with similar resources.
Reason 9: We called out Sumedh Saini for atrocities. Next year, we’ll focus on Izhar Alam.
Reason 8: Amar Kaur’s testimony and our Oral History Video Archive project.
Reason 7: We recently documented the case of 18-year old Kulwant Singh. Every case matters.
Reason 6: We are creating a permanent and thorough human rights archive.
Reason 5: We impacted key legal cases.
Reason 4: Our work is essential for survivors to be heard.
Reason 3: We have a proven track record and great partners.
Reason 2: We take charge of our own narrative.
Reason 1: We must protect the human rights of the world.
Ensaaf Launches Ground-Breaking Effort to Name Chief PerpetratorsAugust 30, 2019 in Documentation, Legal Advocacy, Press
On August 30, 2019, the International Day of the Disappeared, Ensaaf released its first in-depth perpetrator dossier of former Punjab Police Chief Sumedh Singh Saini. Our dossier includes a visualization identifying his victims, command history, awards, and known promotions. The dossier also includes news articles detailing a key legal case and disciplinary hearings, among other materials.
Map the Killings & Disappearances; Study 5100+ Victim ProfilesAugust 29, 2018 in Press
On the International Day of the Disappeared, Ensaaf invites you to view the first-of its-kind interactive data visualization site, mapping victims of enforced disappearances and extrajudicial executions in Punjab, India.
The interactive site compiles over 5,000 cases of enforced disappearances and extrajudicial executions perpetrated by India’s security forces, based on data collected over the past decade through survivor interviews. These cases can be viewed geospatially to observe trends across time and space, as well as through a gallery and individual victim profiles.