Nawanshahr

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


47 documented cases in Nawanshahr District


Key statistics for documented cases in Nawanshahr District

Victim Demographics 

Gender

100.0% Male 47
 
 
0.0% Female 0

Marital status

72.3% Not married 34
 
 
27.7% Married 13

If married, did the victim have children?

23.4% Yes 11
 
 
2.1% No 1


Total children surviving victims: 35


Religion

89.4% Sikh 42
 
 
10.6% Non-Sikh 5

Caste

55.3% Jat 26
 
 
44.7% Non-Jat 21

Age

2.1% 0-17 1
 
80.9% 18-33 38
 
12.8% 34-49 6
 

Education

4.3% No education 2
 
14.9% Primary school 7
 
21.3% Middle school 10
 
27.7% High school 13
 
6.4% Some college 3
 
12.8% College degree 6
 
4.3% Graduate degree 2
 
8.5% Vocational degree 4
 

Employment

42.6% Farmer/agriculture 20
 
19.1% Student 9
 
8.5% Driver (bus/truck/car) 4
 
4.3% Day labourer 2
 
2.1% Shopkeeper 1
 
2.1% Mechanic 1
 
2.1% Carpenter 1
 
2.1% Unemployed 1
 
23.4% Other 11
 

Urban / Rural

95.7% Rural 45
 
 
4.3% Urban 2

Abduction, Detention, & Torture 

Prior detentions

61.7% Yes 29
 
 
38.3% No 18

Prior torture

40.4% Yes 19
 
 
21.3% No 10

Abduction preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

76.6% Yes 36
 
 
14.9% No 7

Security officials informed witnesses where they were taking the victim

27.3% Yes 9
 
 
51.5% No 17

Witnesses to abduction

70.2% Yes 33
 

Victim abduction location

19.1% Victim’s residence 9
 
8.5% Police station 4
 
6.4% Village fields 3
 
4.3% Shop/market 2
 
2.1% Roadside 1
 
2.1% Bus station/stand 1
 
27.7% Other 13
 

Detention facility type

Data forthcoming


Preceding detention location known

23.4% Yes 11
 
 
48.9% No 23

Witnesses to detention preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming


Security official response to victim status

36.2% Gave no response 17
 
12.8% Killed victim in an “encounter” 6
 
10.6% Told family to go to another police station 5
 
2.1% Denied involvement 1
 
2.1% Victim had escaped 1
 

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

10.6% Yes 5
 
 
38.3% No 18

Enforced Disappearances vs. Extrajudicial Executions 

Classification

68.1% Extrajudicial executions 32
 
 
31.9% Enforced disappearances 15

Number of victims per family

91.5% 1 victim 43
 
8.5% 2 victim 4
 

Related incidents

2.1% Genuine encounters in family 1
 
 
72.3% No genuine encounters in family 34

Body Disposal 

Body disposal by security forces

10.6% Cremated the body 5
 
2.1% Other 1
 

Security forces returned body

14.9% Yes 7
 
2.1% Yes, but forced immediate cremation 1
 
48.9% No 23
 

Condition of corpse, if known

12.8% Bullet wounds 6
 
6.4% Cuts/wounds 3
 
4.3% Broken bones 2
 
4.3% Missing fingernails 2
 
4.3% Other 2
 
2.1% Bruises 1
 

Security Forces Implicated 

Names of involved security officials known

25.5% Yes 12
 
 
27.7% No 13

Security forces uniformed

63.6% Yes 21
 
 
21.2% No 7

Type(s) of security forces involved in abduction

72.3% Punjab Police 34
 
8.5% CRPF 4
 
4.3% Black cat 2
 
2.1% BSF 1
 
2.1% Army 1
 

Type(s) of security forces involved in extrajudicial execution

59.6% Punjab police 28
 
2.1% CRPF 1
 

Militancy Involvement 

Combatant status

23.4% Combatant 11
 
 
57.4% Non-combatant 27

Non-combatant, provided support to militants

12.8% Yes 6
 
 
31.9% No 15

If provided support, support was voluntary

12.8% Yes 6
 
 
0.0% No 0

Remedies & Impact 

Approached court or commission

23.4% Yes 11
 
 
70.2% No 33

Approached security officials

63.8% Yes 30
 
 
36.2% No 17

Reason the family did not pursue any kind of action

44.7% Afraid of retaliation 21
 
31.9% Believed it would have been ineffective 15
 
29.8% Couldn’t afford 14
 
21.3% Didn’t know what to do 10
 
10.6% Not applicable 5
 
2.1% Other 1
 

Remedies desired from government

72.3% Truth commission 34
 
72.3% Investigations into abuses 34
 
53.2% Criminal sanctions against those responsible 25
 
29.8% Monetary compensation to family 14
 
27.7% Employment 13
 
25.5% Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths 12
 
12.8% Rehabilitation services to family members 6
 
8.5% Memorial for victims 4
 
6.4% Desire nothing from government 3
 
4.3% Other 2
 

Year & District 

District

100.0% Nawanshahr 47
 

Year

0.0% 1981 0
 
0.0% 1982 0
 
0.0% 1983 0
 
0.0% 1984 0
 
2.1% 1985 1
 
2.1% 1986 1
 
4.3% 1987 2
 
8.5% 1988 4
 
12.8% 1989 6
 
4.3% 1990 2
 
6.4% 1991 3
 
23.4% 1992 11
 
8.5% 1993 4
 
2.1% 1994 1
 
0.0% 1995 0
 
2.1% 1996 1
 
2.1% 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
 
21.3% Date Unknown 10