A recent article by Zee News discusses Harvinder Kaur’s struggle for justice. She lost her husband and other relatives in the 1984 anti-Sikh pogroms; on April 29, a Delhi court finally began recording evidence. When Harvinder Kaur initially attempted to file a FIR twelve years ago, the East Delhi police refused to register it. The […]

NHRC grants Rs 2.5 lakh in compensation

May 19, 2006 | Comments Off on NHRC grants Rs 2.5 lakh in compensation

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has ordered the Punjab Government to pay Rs 2.5 lakh in compensation to each of the the families of forty-five people killed under police custody from 1984 to 1994. On May 15, counsel for the Punjab Government appeared before the NHRC and stated that forty-five people had been identified […]

On May 12, 1994, Indian security forces abducted Punjab human rights attorney Sukhwinder Singh Bhatti in broad daylight. Over the following weeks, security forces clandestinely detained and tortured Mr. Bhatti. Twelve years after disappearing him, the Indian Government continues to deny justice to Mr. Bhatti’s family. On May 12, 2006, the anniversary of Mr. Bhatti’s […]

International Human Rights Groups Call for Gill’s Prosecution for Murder of Khalra

May 1, 2006 | Comments Off on International Human Rights Groups Call for Gill’s Prosecution for Murder of Khalra

On May 1, 2006, ENSAAF, Human Rights Watch, REDRESS, and the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice wrote to the Director of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), calling on the CBI to investigate and prosecute former Director General of Police K.P.S. Gill for the murder of human rights activist Jaswant Singh Khalra. Over […]