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Dead Silence

Legacy of Abuses in Punjab

by Vincent Iacopino, MD, PhD, Patricia Grossman

May 1994

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PHR reveals how Indian police in the state of Punjab deliberately executed, "disappeared", and tortured detainees to stamp out Sikh militant groups. Dead Silence documents incidents of torture, extrajudicial executions, and disappearances committed by the police between 1991 and 1993, after the end of the bloody conflict in Punjab and the restoration of an elected government.

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