In March, the Institute of Correctional Administration (ICA), based in Chandigarh, released a report regarding the prevalence of torture among Punjab Police entitled “Custodial Deaths and Human Rights Commission – an analysis of its role and prevention.” The report’s author Dr. Upneet Lalli, Deputy Director of the ICA, interviewed 150 police officials for the study. […]

Punjab State Agencies Respond to Torture Cases

April 5, 2007 | Comments Off on Punjab State Agencies Respond to Torture Cases

The Punjab State Human Rights Commission (PSHRC) last month recommended that the Punjab Government pay Rs. 25,000 to a man from Mohali who was allegedly tortured by local police.  The Commission determined that the nature of the injuries prima facie suffered by the victim warranted immediate interim relief. According to the Times of India, the […]

CBI Appeals Acquittal of Sajjan Kumar, Charged With Murder in November 1984 Pogroms

April 5, 2007 | Comments Off on CBI Appeals Acquittal of Sajjan Kumar, Charged With Murder in November 1984 Pogroms

On March 5th, the Delhi High Court admitted the CBI’s appeal against the acquittal of Congress (I) M.P. Sajjan Kumar and 8 others. Kumar is charged with the murder of Nevin Singh during the 1984 pogroms, as one of the leaders of the death squads in the Sultanpuri neighborhood in Northwest Delhi. As noted in […]

March 2007 Issue of Ensaaf DISPATCH

April 4, 2007 | Comments Off on March 2007 Issue of Ensaaf DISPATCH

The March 2007 issue of our quarterly newsletter, the Ensaaf DISPATCH (pdf), is now available. This DISPATCH includes the following articles: Ensaaf, Human Rights Watch Publish Op Ed in the Asian Age Ensaaf Releases 2nd Edition of Twenty Years of Impunity: The second edition includes a new chapter providing analyses of the Nanavati Commission’s report […]

Ensaaf Releases Second Edition of Twenty Years of Impunity

April 4, 2007 | Comments Off on Ensaaf Releases Second Edition of Twenty Years of Impunity

The second edition of Ensaaf’s groundbreaking report, Twenty Years of Impunity, is now available online for purchase or download. The report serves as a critical wake-up call to the Indian government to implement the rule of law and redress mass state crimes in India. The victims of the November 1984 massacres of Sikhs continue to […]

Ensaaf and HRW Publish Joint Op Ed on Punjab Mass Cremations Case

April 3, 2007 | Comments Off on Ensaaf and HRW Publish Joint Op Ed on Punjab Mass Cremations Case

Injustice cost votes in Punjab polls By Jasmine Marwaha and Meenakshi Ganguly Published in The Asian Age (Feb. 27, 2007) Mumbai: As Punjab went to the polls to elect a new state government this month, political pundits attributed the lack of a clear Congress victory in exit polls to frustration with the rising consumer prices […]