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September 2006 Issue of Ensaaf DISPATCH

September 29, 2006 | Comments Off on September 2006 Issue of Ensaaf DISPATCH

Ensaaf has released the September 2006 issue of its quarterly newsletter, the Ensaaf DISPATCH, available at: This DISPATCH includes the following articles: * Staff Update: Welcome to our New Program Associate, Jasmine Marwaha* Khalra’s Last International Speech Highlights Mass Crimes of KPS Gill* High Court Case Filed Against Former Police Chief KPS Gill* National Human […]

On September 25, 2006, the Committee on International Human Rights of the New York City Bar Association released a report, Anti-Terrorism and Security Laws in India, calling on the Indian government to limit its application of anti-terrorism laws. The 135-page report, based on extensive research and a two-week trip to India, provides a thorough analysis […]

Recent news on police torture and disappearances…

September 24, 2006 | Comments Off on Recent news on police torture and disappearances…

The Punjab Police DGP S.S. Virk wrote a confidential letter to state SSPs in Chandigarh on Aug. 30 to confirm that political alignments and bribes were crippling police operations. DGP Virk’s letter was prompted by a meeting with Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh and the Chief Secretary K.R. Lakhanpal, both of whom highlighted serious lapses […]

On September 6, 2006, Paramjit Kaur Khalra, the widow of human rights activist Jaswant Singh Khalra, filed a legal petition calling for the investigation and prosecution of former police chief KPS Gill for the abduction, illegal detention, torture, and murder of her husband. Mrs. Khalra, represented by High Court attorney Rajvinder Bains, filed the petition […]