Ensaaf today announced that its Mapping Crimes Against Humanity site is now available in Punjabi. The Crimes Against Humanity Data Project is a portrait of widespread and systematic enforced disappearances and extrajudicial executions, based on data collected through primary source interviews. Ensaaf created this site to build an informed consensus on the nature of the crimes perpetrated by India’s security forces in Punjab.
Ensaaf further announced that they are continuing to add new cases to their database. Recently, they had added 30 new cases of enforced disappearances or extrajudicial executions, including the cases of Gurdev Singh Kaunke, Umrao Singh, and Bhupinder Singh Canadian.
“We hope the Punjabi version of the site will make the information more accessible to survivor and Punjabi-speaking communities throughout the world,” a press release by Ensaaf noted. Ensaaf appreciated the support by the Khalsa Credit Union for supporting the translation of this site.
About Mapping Crimes Against Humanity
Ensaaf states that this project is the largest-ever documentation Effort in India. This site compiles information from primary source interviews, collected during the largest-ever documentation effort in India, on over 5,000 incidents of enforced disappearances and extrajudicial executions. It represents the first phase of Ensaaf’s data release, consisting of over 40 variables per case, covering victim demographics, incident information, the identity of the perpetrators, and outcomes desired by survivors, among other topics. Read about our forthcoming data releases.
You can get more information or donate to Ensaaf by visiting their website at www.ensaaf.org.