More than 8257 cases of enforced disappearances and fake encounters with evidences have been found after a 7 year investigation by the Punjab Documentation and Advocacy Project [PDAP].
A Bloody Violence began in Punjab in 70s and 80s during the Khalistan Uprising. Parallel to Operation Blue Star in 1984, ‘Operation Woodrose’ took place in which the Indian Army attacked at least a 74 Gurdwaras resulting in high casualties at Moga, Mukatsar, Faridkot, Patiala, Ropar and Chowk Mehta areas. The exact number of Sikhs killed is not know but people allege at least 257 people were shot and killed during the storming of just Gurdwara Dukhniwaran Sahib in Patiala.
The PDAP in its detailed report, “Identifying the Unidentified” has put the number of disappearances at 8257 During the 80s and 90s. In nearly three decades started in 1970s Sikhs throughout the Punjab state were brutalized and massacred.
The report presents detailed and verifiable evidence of these systematic killings by the Punjab police and security services, during the period of militancy and counter-insurgency in all of its 22 districts.
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