Algon (Algon Kalan, Algon Khurd, Amarkot, Bhai Ladhu, Algon Wara Telian Da, Algon Wara Sher Singh, Algon Channa Sarja Mirza, Algon Kothi, Algon Channa Baj Wala)

8 documented cases implicating security forces based in Algon (Algon Kalan, Algon Khurd, Amarkot, Bhai Ladhu, Algon Wara Telian Da, Algon Wara Sher Singh, Algon Channa Sarja Mirza, Algon Kothi, Algon Channa Baj Wala):


Amritsar District

Patti Subdistrict
Balvir Singh Male, age 34-35 at time of extrajudicial execution, Dhul Nau
Balvir Singh Male, age 22 at time of disappearance, Dibipura
Gurdev Singh Male, age 18 at time of extrajudicial execution, Khemkaran
Hira Singh Male, age 20 at time of extrajudicial execution, Thathi Jaimal Singh
Manjit Singh Male, age 15-17 at time of extrajudicial execution, Mari Nauabad
Shamir Singh Male, age 75-76 at time of extrajudicial execution, Dubli
Tarn Taran Subdistrict
Sadha Singh Male, age 26 at time of extrajudicial execution, Dhotian

Firozpur District

Jalalabad Subdistrict
Gurbachan Singh Male, age 32-33 at time of extrajudicial execution, Madyake

Key statistics of cases implicating security forces based in Algon (Algon Kalan, Algon Khurd, Amarkot, Bhai Ladhu, Algon Wara Telian Da, Algon Wara Sher Singh, Algon Channa Sarja Mirza, Algon Kothi, Algon Channa Baj Wala):

Victim Demographics 

Gender

100.0% Male 8
 
 
0.0% Female 0

Marital status

62.5% Not married 5
 
 
37.5% Married 3

If married, did the victim have children?

37.5% Yes 3
 


Total children surviving victims: 7


Religion

100.0% Sikh 8
 

Caste

50.0% Jat 4
 
 
50.0% Non-Jat 4

Age

12.5% 0-17 1
 
62.5% 18-33 5
 
12.5% 34-49 1
 
12.5% 65+ 1
 

Education

62.5% No education 5
 
37.5% Middle school 3
 

Employment

50.0% Farmer/agriculture 4
 
25.0% Day labourer 2
 
12.5% Shopkeeper 1
 
25.0% Other 2
 

Urban / Rural

87.5% Rural 7
 
 
12.5% Urban 1

Abduction, Detention, & Torture 

Prior detentions

37.5% Yes 3
 
 
62.5% No 5

Prior torture

12.5% Yes 1
 
 
25.0% No 2

Abduction preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

87.5% Yes 7
 
 
12.5% No 1

Security officials informed witnesses where they were taking the victim

14.3% Yes 1
 
 
42.9% No 3

Witnesses to abduction

87.5% Yes 7
 

Victim abduction location

25.0% Victim’s residence 2
 
12.5% Friend/relative's residence 1
 
12.5% Roadside 1
 
12.5% Village fields 1
 
25.0% Other 2
 

Detention facility type

Data forthcoming


Preceding detention location known

75.0% Yes 6
 
 
12.5% No 1

Witnesses to detention preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming


Security official response to victim status

37.5% Denied involvement 3
 
25.0% Other 2
 
12.5% Admitted custody only 1
 

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

0.0% Yes 0
 
 
37.5% No 3

Enforced Disappearances vs. Extrajudicial Executions 

Classification

87.5% Extrajudicial executions 7
 
 
12.5% Enforced disappearances 1

Number of victims per family

75.0% 1 victim 6
 
25.0% 2 victim 2
 

Related incidents

12.5% Genuine encounters in family 1
 
 
87.5% No genuine encounters in family 7

Body Disposal 

Body disposal by security forces

50.0% Cremated the body 4
 
12.5% Dumped body in canal or river 1
 

Security forces returned body

0.0% Yes 0
 
0.0% Yes, but forced immediate cremation 0
 
87.5% No 7
 

Condition of corpse, if known

12.5% Bullet wounds 1
 
12.5% Cuts/wounds 1
 
12.5% Other 1
 

Security Forces Implicated 

Names of involved security officials known

62.5% Yes 5
 
 
37.5% No 3

Security forces uniformed

42.9% Yes 3
 
 
14.3% No 1

Type(s) of security forces involved in abduction

75.0% Punjab Police 6
 
12.5% Black cat 1
 

Type(s) of security forces involved in extrajudicial execution

75.0% Punjab police 6
 
12.5% CRPF 1
 

Militancy Involvement 

Combatant status

37.5% Combatant 3
 
 
62.5% Non-combatant 5

Non-combatant, provided support to militants

37.5% Yes 3
 
 
25.0% No 2

If provided support, support was voluntary

37.5% Yes 3
 
 
0.0% No 0

Remedies & Impact 

Approached court or commission

75.0% Yes 6
 
 
25.0% No 2

Approached security officials

50.0% Yes 4
 
 
50.0% No 4

Reason the family did not pursue any kind of action

12.5% Not applicable 1
 
12.5% Afraid of retaliation 1
 
12.5% Didn’t know what to do 1
 
12.5% Couldn’t afford 1
 

Remedies desired from government

87.5% Monetary compensation to family 7
 
75.0% Employment 6
 
37.5% Criminal sanctions against those responsible 3
 
37.5% Truth commission 3
 
25.0% Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths 2
 
12.5% Rehabilitation services to family members 1
 
12.5% Investigations into abuses 1
 
12.5% Memorial for victims 1
 

Year & District 

District

87.5% Amritsar 7
 
12.5% Firozpur 1
 

Year

0.0% 1981 0
 
0.0% 1982 0
 
0.0% 1983 0
 
0.0% 1984 0
 
0.0% 1985 0
 
0.0% 1986 0
 
0.0% 1987 0
 
0.0% 1988 0
 
25.0% 1989 2
 
0.0% 1990 0
 
0.0% 1991 0
 
62.5% 1992 5
 
0.0% 1993 0
 
0.0% 1994 0
 
0.0% 1995 0
 
12.5% 1996 1
 
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
 
0.0% Date Unknown 0
 

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