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India: Information on the deaths of singers Chamkila, and Amarjyot Kaur who were killed allegedly by Sikh militants in 1989 and well-known movie actor Varinder, who was killed circa 1991

Publisher Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
Author Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada
Publication Date 1 November 1997
Citation / Document Symbol IND28214.E
Cite as Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, India: Information on the deaths of singers Chamkila, and Amarjyot Kaur who were killed allegedly by Sikh militants in 1989 and well-known movie actor Varinder, who was killed circa 1991, 1 November 1997, IND28214.E, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3ae6ac5730.html [accessed 29 December 2014]
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Information on the deaths of singers Chamkila, and Amarjyot Kaur, who were killed allegedly by Sikh militants in 1989, and well-known movie actor Varinder, who was killed circa 1991, could not be found among the sources consulted by the Research Directorate.

This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the Research Directorate within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum. Please find below the list of sources consulted in researching this Information Request.

Sources Consulted

Amnesty International. March 1992. India: Torture, Rape and Deaths in Custody.

Amnesty International Report. Yearly. 1989, 1990, 1991.

Critique: Review of the Department of State's Country Reports on Human Rights Practices. Yearly. July 1991, July 1992, July 1993.

Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) Daily Reports. June 1989-May 1992.

Human Rights Watch/Asia and Physicians for Human Rights. May 1994. Dead Silence: The Legacy of Human Rights Abuses in Punjab.

     Human Rights Watch World Report. Yearly. 1989, 1991.

INS Resource Information Centre, Washington, DC. April 1992. Information Packett Series: India: The Status of Sikhs.

The International Who's Who 1996-1997. 1996.

Mahmood, Cynthia Keppley. 1996. Fighting for Faith and Nation: Dialogues with Sikh Militants.

     The New Encyclopaedia Britannica. Various dates.

Pettigrew, Joyce J.M. 1995. The Sikhs of the Punjab: Unheard Voices of State and Guerrilla Violence.

     Punjab Human Rights Organization (PHRO). June 1991. Punjab: Chander Shekhar's Multi-Pronged Offensive.

     Refugees, Immigration and Asylum Section (RIAS), Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Australia. June 1994. Country Profile: India.

Resource Centre. "India" country file. January-October 1990.

_____. "India: Amnesty International" country file. October 1988-December 1992.

South Asia Human Rights Documentation Centre (SAHRDC). Human Rights Summary [Delhi]. Monthly. January-February 1992.

"World Sikh Organization (WSO) Information Package on Punjab." 17 June 1997.

Electronic sources: Internet, IRB Databases, LEXIS/NEXIS, World News Connection (WNC).

Unsuccessful attempts to contact two oral sources.

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