Nawanshahr

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


41 documented cases in Nawanshahr District


Key statistics for documented cases in Nawanshahr District

Victim Demographics 

Gender

100.0% Male 41
 
 
0.0% Female 0

Marital status

78.0% Not married 32
 
 
22.0% Married 9

If married, did the victim have children?

17.1% Yes 7
 
 
2.4% No 1


Total children surviving victims: 21


Religion

87.8% Sikh 36
 
 
12.2% Non-Sikh 5

Caste

53.7% Jat 22
 
 
46.3% Non-Jat 19

Age

82.9% 18-33 34
 
12.2% 34-49 5
 

Education

4.9% No education 2
 
17.1% Primary school 7
 
22.0% Middle school 9
 
24.4% High school 10
 
7.3% Some college 3
 
12.2% College degree 5
 
4.9% Graduate degree 2
 
7.3% Vocational degree 3
 

Employment

43.9% Farmer/agriculture 18
 
19.5% Student 8
 
9.8% Driver (bus/truck/car) 4
 
4.9% Day labourer 2
 
2.4% Shopkeeper 1
 
2.4% Unemployed 1
 
2.4% Mechanic 1
 
2.4% Carpenter 1
 
19.5% Other 8
 

Urban / Rural

100.0% Rural 41
 
 
0.0% Urban 0

Abduction, Detention, & Torture 

Prior detentions

65.9% Yes 27
 
 
34.1% No 14

Prior torture

43.9% Yes 18
 
 
22.0% No 9

Abduction preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

75.6% Yes 31
 
 
14.6% No 6

Security officials informed witnesses where they were taking the victim

31.0% Yes 9
 
 
51.7% No 15

Witnesses to abduction

70.7% Yes 29
 

Victim abduction location

19.5% Victim’s residence 8
 
7.3% Village fields 3
 
7.3% Police station 3
 
4.9% Shop/market 2
 
2.4% Bus station/stand 1
 
2.4% Roadside 1
 
26.8% Other 11
 

Detention facility type

Data forthcoming


Preceding detention location known

19.5% Yes 8
 
 
51.2% No 21

Witnesses to detention preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming


Security official response to victim status

36.6% Gave no response 15
 
12.2% Told family to go to another police station 5
 
12.2% Killed victim in an “encounter” 5
 
2.4% Denied involvement 1
 
2.4% Victim had escaped 1
 

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

9.8% Yes 4
 
 
36.6% No 15

Enforced Disappearances vs. Extrajudicial Executions 

Classification

65.9% Extrajudicial executions 27
 
 
34.1% Enforced disappearances 14

Number of victims per family

90.2% 1 victim 37
 
9.8% 2 victims 4
 

Related incidents

2.4% Genuine encounters in family 1
 
 
68.3% No genuine encounters in family 28

Body Disposal 

Body disposal by security forces

12.2% Cremated the body 5
 

Security forces returned body

14.6% Yes 6
 
2.4% Yes, but forced immediate cremation 1
 
48.8% No 20
 

Condition of corpse, if known

12.2% Bullet wounds 5
 
7.3% Cuts/wounds 3
 
4.9% Other 2
 
4.9% Broken bones 2
 
2.4% Bruises 1
 
2.4% Missing fingernails 1
 

Security Forces Implicated 

Names of involved security officials known

26.8% Yes 11
 
 
22.0% No 9

Security forces uniformed

62.1% Yes 18
 
 
24.1% No 7

Type(s) of security forces involved in abduction

73.2% Punjab Police 30
 
7.3% CRPF 3
 
4.9% Black cat 2
 
2.4% BSF 1
 
2.4% Army 1
 

Type(s) of security forces involved in extrajudicial execution

58.5% Punjab police 24
 
2.4% CRPF 1
 

Militancy Involvement 

Combatant status

24.4% Combatant 10
 
 
58.5% Non-combatant 24

Non-combatant, provided support to militants

14.6% Yes 6
 
 
31.7% No 13

If provided support, support was voluntary

14.6% Yes 6
 
 
0.0% No 0

Remedies & Impact 

Approached court or commission

24.4% Yes 10
 
 
70.7% No 29

Approached security officials

63.4% Yes 26
 
 
36.6% No 15

Reason the family did not pursue any kind of action

41.5% Afraid of retaliation 17
 
31.7% Couldn’t afford 13
 
29.3% Believed it would have been ineffective 12
 
24.4% Didn’t know what to do 10
 
9.8% Not applicable 4
 
2.4% Other 1
 

Remedies desired from government

73.2% Truth commission 30
 
73.2% Investigations into abuses 30
 
53.7% Criminal Sanctions against those responsible 22
 
31.7% Monetary compensation to family 13
 
31.7% Employment 13
 
22.0% Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths 9
 
12.2% Rehabilitation services to family members 5
 
9.8% Memorial for victims 4
 
7.3% Desire nothing from government 3
 
2.4% Other 1
 

Time & Place  

District

100.0% Nawanshahr 41
 

Year

0.0% 1981 0
 
0.0% 1982 0
 
0.0% 1983 0
 
0.0% 1984 0
 
2.4% 1985 1
 
2.4% 1986 1
 
2.4% 1987 1
 
7.3% 1988 3
 
14.6% 1989 6
 
4.9% 1990 2
 
7.3% 1991 3
 
22.0% 1992 9
 
7.3% 1993 3
 
2.4% 1994 1
 
0.0% 1995 0
 
2.4% 1996 1
 
2.4% 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