Faridkot

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


62 documented cases in Faridkot District


Key statistics for documented cases in Faridkot District

Victim Demographics 

Gender

100.0% Male 62
 
 
0.0% Female 0

Marital status

54.8% Not married 34
 
 
45.2% Married 28

If married, did the victim have children?

35.5% Yes 22
 
 
4.8% No 3


Total children surviving victims: 82


Religion

98.4% Sikh 61
 
 
1.6% Non-Sikh 1

Caste

80.6% Jat 50
 
 
19.4% Non-Jat 12

Age

1.6% 0-17 1
 
62.9% 18-33 39
 
21.0% 34-49 13
 
9.7% 50-64 6
 
1.6% 65+ 1
 
1.6% Age unknown 1
 

Education

32.3% No education 20
 
14.5% Primary school 9
 
11.3% Middle school 7
 
33.9% High school 21
 
1.6% Some college 1
 
3.2% College degree 2
 
3.2% Vocational degree 2
 

Employment

58.1% Farmer/agriculture 36
 
12.9% Student 8
 
9.7% Day labourer 6
 
4.8% Shopkeeper 3
 
1.6% Unemployed 1
 
21.0% Other 13
 

Urban / Rural

100.0% Rural 62
 
 
0.0% Urban 0

Abduction, Detention, & Torture 

Prior detentions

54.8% Yes 34
 
 
45.2% No 28

Prior torture

37.1% Yes 23
 
 
17.7% No 11

Abduction preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

67.7% Yes 42
 
 
32.3% No 20

Security officials informed witnesses where they were taking the victim

26.9% Yes 7
 
 
92.3% No 24

Witnesses to abduction

41.9% Yes 26
 
 
6.5% No 4

Victim abduction location

21.0% Victim’s residence 13
 
11.3% Friend/relative's residence 7
 
6.5% Police station 4
 
4.8% Bus station/stand 3
 
3.2% Shop/market 2
 
3.2% Checkpoint (naka) 2
 
1.6% Roadside 1
 
12.9% Other 8
 

Detention facility type

Data forthcoming


Preceding detention location known

54.8% Yes 34
 
 
11.3% No 7

Witnesses to detention preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming


Security official response to victim status

16.1% Gave no response 10
 
11.3% Denied involvement 7
 
3.2% Admitted extrajudicial execution with no explanation 2
 
3.2% Other 2
 
3.2% Told family to go to another police station 2
 
1.6% Victim had escaped 1
 

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

8.1% Yes 5
 
 
53.2% No 33

Enforced Disappearances vs. Extrajudicial Executions 

Classification

83.9% Extrajudicial executions 52
 
 
16.1% Enforced disappearances 10

Number of victims per family

66.1% 1 victim 41
 
25.8% 2 victims 16
 
8.1% 3 victims 5
 

Related incidents

6.5% Genuine encounters in family 4
 
 
93.5% No genuine encounters in family 58

Body Disposal 

Body disposal by security forces

21.0% Cremated the body 13
 
3.2% Dumped body in canal or river 2
 

Security forces returned body

16.1% Yes 10
 
1.6% Yes, but forced immediate cremation 1
 
66.1% No 41
 

Condition of corpse, if known

6.5% Bullet wounds 4
 
6.5% Cuts/wounds 4
 
4.8% Missing hair from head or face 3
 
3.2% Broken bones 2
 
3.2% Missing fingernails 2
 
1.6% Other 1
 
1.6% Bruises 1
 

Security Forces Implicated 

Names of involved security officials known

62.9% Yes 39
 
 
14.5% No 9

Security forces uniformed

115.4% Yes 30
 
 
11.5% No 3

Type(s) of security forces involved in abduction

62.9% Punjab Police 39
 
6.5% CRPF 4
 
3.2% Other 2
 
1.6% BSF 1
 
1.6% Criminal Investigation Agency 1
 

Type(s) of security forces involved in extrajudicial execution

72.6% Punjab police 45
 
12.9% Black cat 8
 
4.8% CRPF 3
 
1.6% Criminal Investigation Agency 1
 

Militancy Involvement 

Combatant status

51.6% Combatant 32
 
 
46.8% Non-combatant 29

Non-combatant, provided support to militants

12.9% Yes 8
 
 
30.6% No 19

If provided support, support was voluntary

12.9% Yes 8
 
 
0.0% No 0

Remedies & Impact 

Approached court or commission

16.1% Yes 10
 
 
83.9% No 52

Approached security officials

32.3% Yes 20
 
 
67.7% No 42

Reason the family did not pursue any kind of action

77.4% Afraid of retaliation 48
 
14.5% Didn’t know what to do 9
 
11.3% Believed it would have been ineffective 7
 
4.8% Couldn’t afford 3
 

Remedies desired from government

75.8% Monetary compensation to family 47
 
69.4% Employment 43
 
54.8% Truth commission 34
 
41.9% Investigations into abuses 26
 
30.6% Criminal Sanctions against those responsible 19
 
12.9% Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths 8
 
11.3% Memorial for victims 7
 
9.7% Rehabilitation services to family members 6
 
6.5% Desire nothing from government 4
 

Year & District  

District

100.0% Faridkot 62
 

Year

0.0% 1981 0
 
0.0% 1982 0
 
0.0% 1983 0
 
0.0% 1984 0
 
0.0% 1985 0
 
1.6% 1986 1
 
6.5% 1987 4
 
4.8% 1988 3
 
22.6% 1989 14
 
16.1% 1990 10
 
11.3% 1991 7
 
22.6% 1992 14
 
12.9% 1993 8
 
1.6% 1994 1
 
0.0% 1995 0
 
0.0% 1996 0
 
0.0% 1997 0
 
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