Hoshiarpur

Boundaries based on the 2001 census. Read about our methodology.


88 documented cases in Hoshiarpur District


Key statistics for documented cases in Hoshiarpur District

Victim Demographics 

Gender

100.0% Male 88
 
 
0.0% Female 0

Marital status

72.7% Not married 64
 
 
27.3% Married 24

If married, did the victim have children?

22.7% Yes 20
 
 
3.4% No 3


Total children surviving victims: 44


Religion

94.3% Sikh 83
 
 
5.7% Non-Sikh 5

Caste

65.9% Jat 58
 
 
34.1% Non-Jat 30

Age

2.3% 0-17 2
 
85.2% 18-33 75
 
11.4% 34-49 10
 
1.1% 50-64 1
 

Education

5.7% No education 5
 
14.8% Primary school 13
 
17.0% Middle school 15
 
38.6% High school 34
 
9.1% Some college 8
 
2.3% College degree 2
 
8.0% Graduate degree 7
 
3.4% Vocational degree 3
 

Employment

33.0% Farmer/agriculture 29
 
23.9% Student 21
 
6.8% Day labourer 6
 
6.8% Driver (bus/truck/car) 6
 
6.8% Shopkeeper 6
 
4.5% Unemployed 4
 
2.3% Carpenter 2
 
2.3% Mechanic 2
 
25.0% Other 22
 

Urban / Rural

94.3% Rural 83
 
 
5.7% Urban 5

Abduction, Detention, & Torture 

Prior detentions

61.4% Yes 54
 
 
37.5% No 33

Prior torture

58.0% Yes 51
 
 
3.4% No 3

Abduction preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

80.7% Yes 71
 
 
19.3% No 17

Security officials informed witnesses where they were taking the victim

22.4% Yes 13
 
 
56.9% No 33

Witnesses to abduction

65.9% Yes 58
 
 
4.5% No 4

Victim abduction location

23.9% Victim’s residence 21
 
11.4% Roadside 10
 
8.0% Friend/relative's residence 7
 
8.0% Village fields 7
 
4.5% Bus station/stand 4
 
2.3% Police station 2
 
2.3% Shop/market 2
 
1.1% Checkpoint (naka) 1
 
1.1% Village drain 1
 
9.1% Other 8
 

Detention facility type

Data forthcoming


Preceding detention location known

54.5% Yes 48
 
 
25.0% No 22

Witnesses to detention preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming


Security official response to victim status

14.8% Other 13
 
13.6% Denied involvement 12
 
12.5% Gave no response 11
 
5.7% Told family to go to another police station 5
 
4.5% Killed victim in an “encounter” 4
 
3.4% Victim had escaped 3
 
1.1% Victim killed in crossfire with militants 1
 
1.1% Victim killed by militants 1
 

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

5.7% Yes 5
 
 
68.2% No 60

Enforced Disappearances vs. Extrajudicial Executions 

Classification

83.0% Extrajudicial executions 73
 
 
17.0% Enforced disappearances 15

Number of victims per family

88.6% 1 victim 78
 
8.0% 2 victims 7
 
3.4% 3 victims 3
 

Related incidents

1.1% Genuine encounters in family 1
 
 
98.9% No genuine encounters in family 87

Body Disposal 

Body disposal by security forces

27.3% Cremated the body 24
 
1.1% Buried the body 1
 

Security forces returned body

17.0% Yes 15
 
6.8% Yes, but forced immediate cremation 6
 
59.1% No 52
 

Condition of corpse, if known

15.9% Bullet wounds 14
 
8.0% Other 7
 
5.7% Cuts/wounds 5
 
3.4% Burn marks 3
 
2.3% Broken bones 2
 
2.3% Bruises 2
 
1.1% Missing hair from head or face 1
 
1.1% Missing fingernails 1
 

Security Forces Implicated 

Names of involved security officials known

60.2% Yes 53
 
 
15.9% No 14

Security forces uniformed

86.2% Yes 50
 
 
10.3% No 6

Type(s) of security forces involved in abduction

68.2% Punjab Police 60
 
11.4% Criminal Investigation Agency 10
 
10.2% CRPF 9
 
2.3% Black cat 2
 
1.1% Other 1
 

Type(s) of security forces involved in extrajudicial execution

65.9% Punjab police 58
 
14.8% Criminal Investigation Agency 13
 
3.4% CRPF 3
 
2.3% BSF 2
 
1.1% Black cat 1
 
1.1% Other 1
 

Militancy Involvement 

Combatant status

48.9% Combatant 43
 
 
46.6% Non-combatant 41

Non-combatant, provided support to militants

11.4% Yes 10
 
 
33.0% No 29

If provided support, support was voluntary

6.8% Yes 6
 
 
4.5% No 4

Remedies & Impact 

Approached court or commission

19.3% Yes 17
 
 
80.7% No 71

Approached security officials

45.5% Yes 40
 
 
52.3% No 46

Reason the family did not pursue any kind of action

63.6% Afraid of retaliation 56
 
22.7% Couldn’t afford 20
 
19.3% Didn’t know what to do 17
 
15.9% Believed it would have been ineffective 14
 
13.6% Not applicable 12
 
3.4% Other 3
 

Remedies desired from government

75.0% Truth commission 66
 
64.8% Monetary compensation to family 57
 
47.7% Employment 42
 
38.6% Investigations into abuses 34
 
37.5% Criminal Sanctions against those responsible 33
 
26.1% Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths 23
 
23.9% Rehabilitation services to family members 21
 
22.7% Memorial for victims 20
 
5.7% Other 5
 
4.5% Desire nothing from government 4
 

Year & District  

District

100.0% Hoshiarpur 88
 

Year

0.0% 1981 0
 
0.0% 1982 0
 
0.0% 1983 0
 
1.1% 1984 1
 
0.0% 1985 0
 
2.3% 1986 2
 
15.9% 1987 14
 
8.0% 1988 7
 
12.5% 1989 11
 
2.3% 1990 2
 
12.5% 1991 11
 
23.9% 1992 21
 
9.1% 1993 8
 
2.3% 1994 2
 
2.3% 1995 2
 
0.0% 1996 0
 
1.1% 1997 1
 
0.0% 1998 0
 
0.0% 1999 0
 
0.0% 2000 0
 
0.0% 2001 0
 
0.0% 2002 0
 
0.0% 2003 0
 
0.0% 2004 0
 
0.0% 2005 0
 
0.0% 2006 0
 
0.0% 2007 0
 
0.0% 2012 0