Gharyala (Gharyala Atma Singh, Gharyala Khurd, Gharyali Rarian Wali)

12 documented cases implicating security forces based in Gharyala (Gharyala Atma Singh, Gharyala Khurd, Gharyali Rarian Wali):


Amritsar District

Patti Subdistrict
Atar Singh Male, age 24-25 at time of extrajudicial execution, Talwandi Mutsadda Singh
Butta Singh Male, age 19-20 at time of extrajudicial execution, Warnala
Jagjit Singh Male, age 25 at time of extrajudicial execution, Rahdalke
Jasbir Singh Male, age 19 at time of extrajudicial execution, Tut
Jaspal Singh Male, age 20-21 at time of extrajudicial execution, Dhariwal
Karnal Singh Male, age 24-25 at time of extrajudicial execution, Gharyala
Rajbir Singh Male, age 18-19 at time of extrajudicial execution, Dhagana
Sarwan Singh Male, age 21 at time of extrajudicial execution, Maneke Jand
Shamir Singh Male, age 75-76 at time of extrajudicial execution, Dubli
Sukwinder Singh Male, age 28-30 at time of extrajudicial execution, Thathian
Swaran Singh Male, age 20-25 at time of extrajudicial execution, Asal Uttar
Virsa Singh Male, age 30-35 at time of extrajudicial execution, Talwandi Mutsadda Singh

Key statistics of cases implicating security forces based in Gharyala (Gharyala Atma Singh, Gharyala Khurd, Gharyali Rarian Wali):

Victim Demographics 

Gender

100.0% Male 12
 
 
0.0% Female 0

Marital status

83.3% Not married 10
 
 
16.7% Married 2

If married, did the victim have children?

16.7% Yes 2
 


Total children surviving victims: 3


Religion

100.0% Sikh 12
 

Caste

91.7% Jat 11
 
 
8.3% Non-Jat 1

Age

91.7% 18-33 11
 
8.3% 65+ 1
 

Education

50.0% No education 6
 
8.3% Primary school 1
 
16.7% Middle school 2
 
16.7% High school 2
 
8.3% College degree 1
 

Employment

75.0% Farmer/agriculture 9
 
8.3% Day labourer 1
 
8.3% Student 1
 
16.7% Other 2
 

Urban / Rural

100.0% Rural 12
 
 
0.0% Urban 0

Abduction, Detention, & Torture 

Prior detentions

8.3% Yes 1
 
 
91.7% No 11

Prior torture

8.3% Yes 1
 
 
0.0% No 0

Abduction preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

83.3% Yes 10
 
 
16.7% No 2

Security officials informed witnesses where they were taking the victim

10.0% Yes 1
 
 
80.0% No 8

Witnesses to abduction

83.3% Yes 10
 

Victim abduction location

33.3% Village fields 4
 
25.0% Victim’s residence 3
 
16.7% Friend/relative's residence 2
 
8.3% Roadside 1
 

Detention facility type

Data forthcoming


Preceding detention location known

75.0% Yes 9
 
 
8.3% No 1

Witnesses to detention preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming


Security official response to victim status

16.7% Denied involvement 2
 
16.7% Admitted custody only 2
 
16.7% Other 2
 
8.3% Gave no response 1
 
8.3% Told family to go to another police station 1
 
8.3% Killed victim in an “encounter” 1
 

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

0.0% Yes 0
 
 
41.7% No 5

Enforced Disappearances vs. Extrajudicial Executions 

Classification

100.0% Extrajudicial executions 12
 
 
0.0% Enforced disappearances 0

Number of victims per family

91.7% 1 victim 11
 
8.3% 3 victims 1
 

Related incidents

8.3% Genuine encounters in family 1
 
 
91.7% No genuine encounters in family 11

Body Disposal 

Body disposal by security forces

58.3% Cremated the body 7
 
8.3% Dumped body in canal or river 1
 

Security forces returned body

33.3% Yes 4
 
0.0% Yes, but forced immediate cremation 0
 
66.7% No 8
 

Condition of corpse, if known

33.3% Bullet wounds 4
 
8.3% Bruises 1
 
8.3% Burn marks 1
 
8.3% Cuts/wounds 1
 

Security Forces Implicated 

Names of involved security officials known

66.7% Yes 8
 
 
16.7% No 2

Security forces uniformed

100.0% Yes 10
 
 
0.0% No 0

Type(s) of security forces involved in abduction

75.0% Punjab Police 9
 
41.7% CRPF 5
 
8.3% Black cat 1
 

Type(s) of security forces involved in extrajudicial execution

75.0% Punjab police 9
 
25.0% CRPF 3
 

Militancy Involvement 

Combatant status

33.3% Combatant 4
 
 
66.7% Non-combatant 8

Non-combatant, provided support to militants

25.0% Yes 3
 
 
41.7% No 5

If provided support, support was voluntary

16.7% Yes 2
 
 
8.3% No 1

Remedies & Impact 

Approached court or commission

83.3% Yes 10
 
 
16.7% No 2

Approached security officials

58.3% Yes 7
 
 
41.7% No 5

Reason the family did not pursue any kind of action

16.7% Afraid of retaliation 2
 
16.7% Believed it would have been ineffective 2
 
8.3% Didn’t know what to do 1
 

Remedies desired from government

66.7% Employment 8
 
58.3% Criminal Sanctions against those responsible 7
 
58.3% Monetary compensation to family 7
 
50.0% Truth commission 6
 
41.7% Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths 5
 
33.3% Investigations into abuses 4
 
8.3% Rehabilitation services to family members 1
 
8.3% Memorial for victims 1
 

Year & District  

District

100.0% Amritsar 12
 

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
 
16.7% 1988 2
 
8.3% 1989 1
 
0.0% 1990 0
 
25.0% 1991 3
 
41.7% 1992 5
 
0.0% 1993 0
 
0.0% 1994 0
 
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
 

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