Hoshiarpur

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


87 documented cases in Hoshiarpur District


Key statistics for documented cases in Hoshiarpur District

Victim Demographics 

Gender

100.0% Male 87
 
 
0.0% Female 0

Marital status

72.4% Not married 63
 
 
27.6% Married 24

If married, did the victim have children?

23.0% Yes 20
 
 
3.4% No 3


Total children surviving victims: 44


Religion

94.3% Sikh 82
 
 
5.7% Non-Sikh 5

Caste

65.5% Jat 57
 
 
34.5% Non-Jat 30

Age

2.3% 0-17 2
 
85.1% 18-33 74
 
11.5% 34-49 10
 
1.1% 50-64 1
 

Education

4.6% No education 4
 
14.9% Primary school 13
 
17.2% Middle school 15
 
39.1% High school 34
 
9.2% Some college 8
 
2.3% College degree 2
 
8.0% Graduate degree 7
 
3.4% Vocational degree 3
 

Employment

33.3% Farmer/agriculture 29
 
24.1% Student 21
 
6.9% Driver (bus/truck/car) 6
 
6.9% Shopkeeper 6
 
6.9% Day labourer 6
 
4.6% Unemployed 4
 
2.3% Mechanic 2
 
2.3% Carpenter 2
 
24.1% Other 21
 

Urban / Rural

94.3% Rural 82
 
 
5.7% Urban 5

Abduction, Detention, & Torture 

Prior detentions

62.1% Yes 54
 
 
36.8% No 32

Prior torture

58.6% Yes 51
 
 
3.4% No 3

Abduction preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

80.5% Yes 70
 
 
19.5% No 17

Security officials informed witnesses where they were taking the victim

22.8% Yes 13
 
 
57.9% No 33

Witnesses to abduction

65.5% Yes 57
 
 
4.6% No 4

Victim abduction location

24.1% Victim’s residence 21
 
11.5% Roadside 10
 
8.0% Friend/relative's residence 7
 
8.0% Village fields 7
 
4.6% Bus station/stand 4
 
2.3% Shop/market 2
 
2.3% Police station 2
 
1.1% Checkpoint (naka) 1
 
1.1% Village drain 1
 
9.2% Other 8
 

Detention facility type

Data forthcoming


Preceding detention location known

55.2% Yes 48
 
 
24.1% No 21

Witnesses to detention preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming


Security official response to victim status

14.9% Other 13
 
13.8% Denied involvement 12
 
12.6% Gave no response 11
 
5.7% Told family to go to another police station 5
 
4.6% 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
 
 
69.0% No 60

Enforced Disappearances vs. Extrajudicial Executions 

Classification

82.8% Extrajudicial executions 72
 
 
17.2% Enforced disappearances 15

Number of victims per family

88.5% 1 victim 77
 
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 86

Body Disposal 

Body disposal by security forces

27.6% Cremated the body 24
 
1.1% Buried the body 1
 

Security forces returned body

17.2% Yes 15
 
6.9% Yes, but forced immediate cremation 6
 
58.6% No 51
 

Condition of corpse, if known

16.1% Bullet wounds 14
 
8.0% Other 7
 
5.7% Cuts/wounds 5
 
3.4% Burn marks 3
 
2.3% Bruises 2
 
2.3% Broken bones 2
 
1.1% Missing fingernails 1
 
1.1% Missing hair from head or face 1
 

Security Forces Implicated 

Names of involved security officials known

60.9% Yes 53
 
 
14.9% No 13

Security forces uniformed

87.7% Yes 50
 
 
10.5% No 6

Type(s) of security forces involved in abduction

67.8% Punjab Police 59
 
11.5% Criminal Investigation Agency 10
 
10.3% CRPF 9
 
2.3% Black cat 2
 
1.1% Other 1
 

Type(s) of security forces involved in extrajudicial execution

65.5% Punjab police 57
 
14.9% Criminal Investigation Agency 13
 
3.4% CRPF 3
 
2.3% BSF 2
 
1.1% Other 1
 
1.1% Black cat 1
 

Militancy Involvement 

Combatant status

49.4% Combatant 43
 
 
47.1% Non-combatant 41

Non-combatant, provided support to militants

11.5% Yes 10
 
 
33.3% No 29

If provided support, support was voluntary

6.9% Yes 6
 
 
4.6% No 4

Remedies & Impact 

Approached court or commission

19.5% Yes 17
 
 
80.5% No 70

Approached security officials

46.0% Yes 40
 
 
51.7% No 45

Reason the family did not pursue any kind of action

64.4% Afraid of retaliation 56
 
23.0% Couldn’t afford 20
 
19.5% Didn’t know what to do 17
 
16.1% Believed it would have been ineffective 14
 
12.6% Not applicable 11
 
3.4% Other 3
 

Remedies desired from government

74.7% Truth commission 65
 
64.4% Monetary compensation to family 56
 
48.3% Employment 42
 
39.1% Investigations into abuses 34
 
37.9% Criminal Sanctions against those responsible 33
 
26.4% Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths 23
 
24.1% Rehabilitation services to family members 21
 
23.0% Memorial for victims 20
 
5.7% Other 5
 
4.6% Desire nothing from government 4
 

Time & Place  

District

100.0% Hoshiarpur 87
 

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
 
16.1% 1987 14
 
8.0% 1988 7
 
11.5% 1989 10
 
2.3% 1990 2
 
12.6% 1991 11
 
24.1% 1992 21
 
9.2% 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