The presentation examines the life and work of Sardar Jaswant Singh Khalra who was abducted and murdered by the police. His work will be used to understand the efforts to end impunity and achieve justice for mass state crimes in Panjab. Violent deaths and mass disappearances in Panjab will be discussed with a focus on current legal and advocacy efforts to get justice for the aggrieved families.

Who is the presenter?
Navkiran Kaur Khalra is the daughter of Sardar Jaswant Singh Khalra. She is currently a graduate student studying Electrical Engineering in the United States. She has been a vocal activist for furthering her father’s legacy to confront impunity in India. She continues to work first-hand with different stakeholders in the current struggle for justice.

Session Date:
8 October 2011

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