London, United Kingdom.
Simarjit Kaur a strategy consultant set up TARAN- Gurubani Therapy, which is the first medical network to help victims and widows in Punjab during impunity. (Retd. Justice Bains, PHRO). The charity has been funded by her salary and savings and a few donors like Tejinder Kaur and the free services of medical specialists. For more than 10 years TARAN has reached out to over 1800 widows of Punjab's internal conflict and widows of extra judicial killings. Simarjit wrote ‘Saffron Salvation’ the first English Sikh novel on 1984 from a sikh perspective. "True to what we have witnesed" Harpal Singh, Banga College. The novel went into three editions and is being revised. She speaks where possible on the plight of the widows. TARAN salutes the countless unknown Sewadars, whose blood, sweat, and tears light the way. The charity is a lifeline to thousands of brave Sikh widow who suffered horrific cruelty in 1984.
She has given interviews encouraging human rights activists of all discipines to get involved with the global struggles for justice against miscarriages of justice and the bravery of the Punjab human rights community and the CCDP, Coordination ComEncounters Programme, Ordinary People- Extraordinary Personalities
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BIcFHvjIYr4&feature=youtu.bemittee for Disappearances in Punjab.
Simarjit Kaur was a World Sikh Awards Nominee, 2013, for 'Sikhs in Charity.' The same year the honourable Baba Nihal Singh and David Cameron were awarded special awards.