Nawanshahr

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


46 documented cases in Nawanshahr District


Key statistics for documented cases in Nawanshahr District

Victim Demographics 

Gender

100.0% Male 46
 
 
0.0% Female 0

Marital status

71.7% Not married 33
 
 
28.3% Married 13

If married, did the victim have children?

23.9% Yes 11
 
 
2.2% No 1


Total children surviving victims: 35


Religion

89.1% Sikh 41
 
 
10.9% Non-Sikh 5

Caste

56.5% Jat 26
 
 
43.5% Non-Jat 20

Age

82.6% 18-33 38
 
13.0% 34-49 6
 

Education

4.3% No education 2
 
15.2% Primary school 7
 
21.7% Middle school 10
 
26.1% High school 12
 
6.5% Some college 3
 
13.0% College degree 6
 
4.3% Graduate degree 2
 
8.7% Vocational degree 4
 

Employment

43.5% Farmer/agriculture 20
 
17.4% Student 8
 
8.7% Driver (bus/truck/car) 4
 
4.3% Day labourer 2
 
2.2% Unemployed 1
 
2.2% Carpenter 1
 
2.2% Shopkeeper 1
 
2.2% Mechanic 1
 
23.9% Other 11
 

Urban / Rural

97.8% Rural 45
 
 
2.2% Urban 1

Abduction, Detention, & Torture 

Prior detentions

63.0% Yes 29
 
 
37.0% No 17

Prior torture

41.3% Yes 19
 
 
21.7% No 10

Abduction preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

78.3% Yes 36
 
 
13.0% No 6

Security officials informed witnesses where they were taking the victim

27.3% Yes 9
 
 
51.5% No 17

Witnesses to abduction

71.7% Yes 33
 

Victim abduction location

19.6% Victim’s residence 9
 
8.7% Police station 4
 
6.5% Village fields 3
 
4.3% Shop/market 2
 
2.2% Bus station/stand 1
 
2.2% Roadside 1
 
28.3% Other 13
 

Detention facility type

Data forthcoming


Preceding detention location known

23.9% Yes 11
 
 
50.0% No 23

Witnesses to detention preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming


Security official response to victim status

37.0% Gave no response 17
 
13.0% Killed victim in an “encounter” 6
 
10.9% Told family to go to another police station 5
 
2.2% Victim had escaped 1
 
2.2% Denied involvement 1
 

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

10.9% Yes 5
 
 
39.1% No 18

Enforced Disappearances vs. Extrajudicial Executions 

Classification

69.6% Extrajudicial executions 32
 
 
30.4% Enforced disappearances 14

Number of victims per family

91.3% 1 victim 42
 
8.7% 2 victim 4
 

Related incidents

2.2% Genuine encounters in family 1
 
 
71.7% No genuine encounters in family 33

Body Disposal 

Body disposal by security forces

10.9% Cremated the body 5
 
2.2% Other 1
 

Security forces returned body

15.2% Yes 7
 
2.2% Yes, but forced immediate cremation 1
 
50.0% No 23
 

Condition of corpse, if known

13.0% Bullet wounds 6
 
6.5% Cuts/wounds 3
 
4.3% Other 2
 
4.3% Broken bones 2
 
4.3% Missing fingernails 2
 
2.2% Bruises 1
 

Security Forces Implicated 

Names of involved security officials known

26.1% Yes 12
 
 
28.3% No 13

Security forces uniformed

63.6% Yes 21
 
 
21.2% No 7

Type(s) of security forces involved in abduction

73.9% Punjab Police 34
 
8.7% CRPF 4
 
4.3% Black cat 2
 
2.2% Army 1
 
2.2% BSF 1
 

Type(s) of security forces involved in extrajudicial execution

60.9% Punjab police 28
 
2.2% CRPF 1
 

Militancy Involvement 

Combatant status

23.9% Combatant 11
 
 
56.5% Non-combatant 26

Non-combatant, provided support to militants

13.0% Yes 6
 
 
30.4% No 14

If provided support, support was voluntary

13.0% Yes 6
 
 
0.0% No 0

Remedies & Impact 

Approached court or commission

23.9% Yes 11
 
 
69.6% No 32

Approached security officials

65.2% Yes 30
 
 
34.8% No 16

Reason the family did not pursue any kind of action

43.5% Afraid of retaliation 20
 
30.4% Believed it would have been ineffective 14
 
28.3% Couldn’t afford 13
 
21.7% Didn’t know what to do 10
 
10.9% Not applicable 5
 
2.2% Other 1
 

Remedies desired from government

71.7% Truth commission 33
 
71.7% Investigations into abuses 33
 
54.3% Criminal sanctions against those responsible 25
 
30.4% Monetary compensation to family 14
 
28.3% Employment 13
 
26.1% Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths 12
 
13.0% Rehabilitation services to family members 6
 
8.7% Memorial for victims 4
 
6.5% Desire nothing from government 3
 
2.2% Other 1
 

Year & District 

District

100.0% Nawanshahr 46
 

Year

0.0% 1981 0
 
0.0% 1982 0
 
0.0% 1983 0
 
0.0% 1984 0
 
2.2% 1985 1
 
2.2% 1986 1
 
4.3% 1987 2
 
8.7% 1988 4
 
13.0% 1989 6
 
4.3% 1990 2
 
6.5% 1991 3
 
23.9% 1992 11
 
8.7% 1993 4
 
2.2% 1994 1
 
0.0% 1995 0
 
2.2% 1996 1
 
2.2% 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
 
19.6% Date Unknown 9