Hoshiarpur

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


94 documented cases in Hoshiarpur District


Key statistics for documented cases in Hoshiarpur District

Victim Demographics 

Gender

100.0% Male 94
 
 
0.0% Female 0

Marital status

74.5% Not married 70
 
 
25.5% Married 24

If married, did the victim have children?

21.3% Yes 20
 
 
3.2% No 3


Total children surviving victims: 44


Religion

94.7% Sikh 89
 
 
5.3% Non-Sikh 5

Caste

67.0% Jat 63
 
 
33.0% Non-Jat 31

Age

2.1% 0-17 2
 
85.1% 18-33 80
 
10.6% 34-49 10
 
1.1% 50-64 1
 

Education

6.4% No education 6
 
13.8% Primary school 13
 
18.1% Middle school 17
 
36.2% High school 34
 
9.6% Some college 9
 
5.3% College degree 5
 
6.4% Graduate degree 6
 
3.2% Vocational degree 3
 

Employment

35.1% Farmer/agriculture 33
 
24.5% Student 23
 
6.4% Day labourer 6
 
6.4% Driver (bus/truck/car) 6
 
6.4% Shopkeeper 6
 
4.3% Unemployed 4
 
3.2% Mechanic 3
 
2.1% Carpenter 2
 
23.4% Other 22
 

Urban / Rural

93.6% Rural 88
 
 
6.4% Urban 6

Abduction, Detention, & Torture 

Prior detentions

58.5% Yes 55
 
 
40.4% No 38

Prior torture

55.3% Yes 52
 
 
3.2% No 3

Abduction preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

80.9% Yes 76
 
 
19.1% No 18

Security officials informed witnesses where they were taking the victim

19.4% Yes 12
 
 
58.1% No 36

Witnesses to abduction

66.0% Yes 62
 
 
3.2% No 3

Victim abduction location

23.4% Victim’s residence 22
 
11.7% Roadside 11
 
9.6% Friend/relative's residence 9
 
7.4% Village fields 7
 
4.3% Bus station/stand 4
 
2.1% Shop/market 2
 
2.1% Police station 2
 
1.1% Village drain 1
 
1.1% Checkpoint (naka) 1
 
9.6% Other 9
 

Detention facility type

Data forthcoming


Preceding detention location known

55.3% Yes 52
 
 
24.5% No 23

Witnesses to detention preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming


Security official response to victim status

13.8% Other 13
 
12.8% Gave no response 12
 
11.7% Denied involvement 11
 
5.3% Killed victim in an “encounter” 5
 
4.3% Told family to go to another police station 4
 
3.2% 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

6.4% Yes 6
 
 
66.0% No 62

Enforced Disappearances vs. Extrajudicial Executions 

Classification

85.1% Extrajudicial executions 80
 
 
14.9% Enforced disappearances 14

Number of victims per family

89.4% 1 victim 84
 
7.4% 2 victim 7
 
3.2% 3 victim 3
 

Related incidents

1.1% Genuine encounters in family 1
 
 
98.9% No genuine encounters in family 93

Body Disposal 

Body disposal by security forces

26.6% Cremated the body 25
 
1.1% Buried the body 1
 

Security forces returned body

18.1% Yes 17
 
6.4% Yes, but forced immediate cremation 6
 
60.6% No 57
 

Condition of corpse, if known

17.0% Bullet wounds 16
 
7.4% Other 7
 
5.3% Cuts/wounds 5
 
3.2% Burn marks 3
 
2.1% Bruises 2
 
2.1% Broken bones 2
 
1.1% Missing hair from head or face 1
 
1.1% Missing fingernails 1
 

Security Forces Implicated 

Names of involved security officials known

58.5% Yes 55
 
 
20.2% No 19

Security forces uniformed

87.1% Yes 54
 
 
9.7% No 6

Type(s) of security forces involved in abduction

68.1% Punjab Police 64
 
12.8% Criminal Investigation Agency 12
 
10.6% CRPF 10
 
2.1% Black cat 2
 
1.1% Other 1
 

Type(s) of security forces involved in extrajudicial execution

67.0% Punjab police 63
 
13.8% Criminal Investigation Agency 13
 
5.3% CRPF 5
 
2.1% Other 2
 
2.1% BSF 2
 
1.1% Black cat 1
 

Militancy Involvement 

Combatant status

48.9% Combatant 46
 
 
44.7% Non-combatant 42

Non-combatant, provided support to militants

10.6% Yes 10
 
 
31.9% No 30

If provided support, support was voluntary

6.4% Yes 6
 
 
4.3% No 4

Remedies & Impact 

Approached court or commission

18.1% Yes 17
 
 
81.9% No 77

Approached security officials

44.7% Yes 42
 
 
53.2% No 50

Reason the family did not pursue any kind of action

62.8% Afraid of retaliation 59
 
21.3% Couldn’t afford 20
 
19.1% Didn’t know what to do 18
 
16.0% Believed it would have been ineffective 15
 
12.8% Not applicable 12
 
3.2% Other 3
 

Remedies desired from government

71.3% Truth commission 67
 
61.7% Monetary compensation to family 58
 
44.7% Employment 42
 
37.2% Criminal sanctions against those responsible 35
 
36.2% Investigations into abuses 34
 
26.6% Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths 25
 
22.3% Rehabilitation services to family members 21
 
21.3% Memorial for victims 20
 
7.4% Desire nothing from government 7
 
5.3% Other 5
 

Year & District 

District

100.0% Hoshiarpur 94
 

Year

0.0% 1981 0
 
0.0% 1982 0
 
0.0% 1983 0
 
2.1% 1984 2
 
0.0% 1985 0
 
2.1% 1986 2
 
16.0% 1987 15
 
8.5% 1988 8
 
11.7% 1989 11
 
2.1% 1990 2
 
14.9% 1991 14
 
22.3% 1992 21
 
8.5% 1993 8
 
2.1% 1994 2
 
2.1% 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
 
6.4% Date Unknown 6