The Last Killing

Ensaaf is proud to present The Last Killing, an original documentary that chronicles police whistleblower Satwant Singh Manak's fight for justice for the survivors of ten victims of unlawful killings. May 23, 2014, marks 21 years since the Punjab Police filed false cases against Manak to punish him for standing up for human rights.

Listen to Hardeep Kaur's Story

Watch Hardeep Kaur share the impact of the decade of disappearances on her children. Indian security forces disappeared her husband Charat Singh. His daughter was born two months after they disappeared him.

Gurbachan Singh (brother of Kunda Singh)

Gurbachan Singh shares the torture, illegal detentions, and unlawful killing of his brother Khunda Singh by Indian security forces, as well as the torture and persecution suffered by himself and his family.

Our Family's Execution

Ravinder Singh describes how he escaped the torture and executions of 7 family members. His aunt and grandfather take us to the house where the atrocities occurred.

Charanjit Kaur

Imagine sending your 10-year old son to school one day, only for the police to gun him down.

A Light of Justice: Commemorating Jaswant Singh Khalra

This film contains interviews with Khalra’s family, as well as archival footage of Khalra when he was investigating secret cremations and disappearances in Punjab.
Virtual Site of Conscience Project Ensaaf will create visualizations to promote accountability and support prosecutions for crimes against humanity in Punjab.

A Song To Remember

Manbir Singh Mand and Jatinderpal Singh pay tribute to their three uncles, killed by Indian security forces during the Decade of Disappearances in Punjab.
Seeking Ensaaf Seeking Ensaaf follows Ensaaf field workers as they document a case of unlawful killing in Punjab.
A Labor of Love: Contesting Impunity On the morning of July 23, 1989, Kuljit Singh Dhatt was on his way to the Bhogpur Sugar Mill when the Punjab Police illegally abducted him.
Sukhminder Kaur Sukhminder Kaur lost her only son, Sarabhjit Singh, in 1989, when he was 15 to 16 years old.
A Witness Among the Bodies: Surviving Bluestar Ensaaf presents an eyewitness account of the Indian Army attack on the Harmandir Sahib Complex in Amritsar, Punjab, from June 1 and June 6, 1984.
Watch Survivor Interviews, Days after November 1984 This news footage takes us to the refugee camps set up after the November 1984 pogroms of Sikhs in Delhi, where survivors display raw wounds, search for missing loved ones, and share accounts of the killings.

The Last Killing Trailer

Satwant Singh Manak joined the Punjab Police with dreams of making his community safer. But in the late 1980s and early 1990s, Punjab Police terrorized its own citizens in the name of fighting an insurgency.

Manak’s Response to High Court Dismissal of His Case

On November 26, 2013, the Punjab & Haryana High Court allowed the appeal of the State of Punjab and reversed and nullified the decision of the Single Judge directing investigation by the CBI.

Paramjit Kaur Khalra: “Something needs to be done about the slaughter that took place in Punjab.”

Paramjit Kaur Khalra describes the need for a truth commission to redress the thousands of disappearances and killings in Punjab, India perpetrated during the counterinsurgency of 1984 to 1995.

Impunity in Punjab

Impunity in Punjab is the third in a series of moving videos produced by the New Media Advocacy Project in collaboration with Ensaaf, focusing on testimonies from survivors and human rights activists.

Chaman Lal

Chaman Lal’s inspiring yet fruitless struggle to obtain justice for the illegal abduction and murder of his son reminds us that the fight to end impunity in Punjab is far from over.

Cascade of Voices

This video, produced by the New Media Advocacy Project, showcases survivors’ determination to learn the true fate of their loved ones, as well as the continuing emotional and financial impact these abuses have had on families.
Watch Another Punjab Policeman Speak Out about Human Rights Abuses Former Punjab Police official Lakhwinder Singh describes his experiences in the police force, where he witnessed his colleagues performing torture and himself narrowly escaped a faked encounter.

The Extrajudicial Killing of Kulwant Singh: “The boy was begging with folded hands.”

Witnesses describe how the Punjab police detained and beat an unarmed Sikh youth, pulled his hair and chased him as he begged for his life, and then shot him at point blank range on July 8, 1990 in Mohali, Punjab.

Jaswant Singh Khalra: Last International Speech –
The Struggle for Truth

In his last speech made to a Canadian audience, Jaswant Singh Khalra discusses his investigations into the thousands of illegal killings and secret cremations by the Punjab Police and his readiness to die to expose the truth about these crimes.

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