Goindwal

47 documented cases implicating security forces based in Goindwal:


Amritsar District

Ajnala Subdistrict
Ranjit Singh Male, age 15-16 at time of extrajudicial execution, Jhander
Amritsar II Subdistrict
Avtar Singh Male, age 27 at time of extrajudicial execution, Amritsar
Baba Bakala Subdistrict
Kulwinder Singh Male, age 17-18 at time of extrajudicial execution, Jallupur Khera
Khadoor Sahib Subdistrict
Amarjit Singh Male, age 25 at time of extrajudicial execution, Manak Deke
Arjvinder Singh Male, age 20 at time of extrajudicial execution, Vain Poin
Avtar Singh Male, age 29-30 at time of extrajudicial execution, Kang
Avtar Singh Male, age 30-35 at time of extrajudicial execution, Waring
Balbir Singh Male, age 30 at time of extrajudicial execution, Jama Rai
Baldev Singh Male, age 18-20 at time of extrajudicial execution, Lalpur
Balkar Singh Male, age 23 at time of extrajudicial execution, Dhunda
Balwinder Singh Male, age 42 at time of extrajudicial execution, Vain Poin
Bishan Singh Male, age 25 at time of extrajudicial execution, Jama Rai
Gurbachan Singh Male, age 18 at time of extrajudicial execution, Jama Rai
Gurdev Singh Male, age 22 at time of extrajudicial execution, Jama Rai
Gurmail Singh Male, age 18 at time of extrajudicial execution, Dhunda
Harbhajan Singh Male, age 28-29 at time of extrajudicial execution, Lalpur
Jagbir Singh Male, age 35 at time of extrajudicial execution, Nagoke
Jaspal Singh Male, age 25-26 at time of extrajudicial execution, Jama Rai
Karaj Singh Male, age 21 at time of extrajudicial execution, Vain Poin
Lakhwinder Singh Male, age 18-19 at time of extrajudicial execution, Vain poin
Mukhtair Singh Male, age 20 at time of extrajudicial execution, Jama Rai
Mukhtar Singh Male, age 18-19 at time of extrajudicial execution, Khadur Sahib
Naunihal Singh Male, age 20 at time of extrajudicial execution, Jama Rai
Nirmal Singh Male, age 40 at time of extrajudicial execution, Hothian
Nishan Singh Male, age 16-18 at time of extrajudicial execution, Tur
Ranjit Singh Male, age 13-14 at time of extrajudicial execution, Goindwal
Satnam Singh Male, age 20 at time of extrajudicial execution, Tur
Sher Singh Male, age 30 at time of extrajudicial execution, Tur
Shinder Singh Male, age 20-21 at time of extrajudicial execution, Jhandher
Suminder Singh Male, age 35 at time of extrajudicial execution, Jama Rai
Patti Subdistrict
Anokh Singh Male, age 40 at time of extrajudicial execution, Uboke
Gurnam Singh Male, age 34 at time of extrajudicial execution, Lauhka
Hansa Singh Male, age 25-28 at time of extrajudicial execution, Chima Kalan
Hari Singh Male, age 21-22 at time of extrajudicial execution, Margindpura
Harjinder Singh Male, age 15-17 at time of extrajudicial execution, Warnala
Nanak Singh Male, age 23 at time of extrajudicial execution, Kotli Wasawa Singh
Tarn Taran Subdistrict
Balwinder Singh Male, age 25 at time of extrajudicial execution, Chohla Sahib
Guljar Singh Male, age 37-38 at time of extrajudicial execution, Chohla Sahib
Gurdeep Singh Male, age 42 at time of extrajudicial execution, Jiobala
Gurmail Singh Male, age 16-18 at time of extrajudicial execution, Dhotian
Harphool Singh Male, age 20 at time of disappearance, Jiobala
Lakhwinder Singh Male, age 44 at time of extrajudicial execution, Malia
Piara Singh Male, age 50-59 at time of disappearance, Jiobala
Sukhdev Singh Male, age 33-34 at time of extrajudicial execution, Chohla Sahib
Sukhwinder Singh Male, age 16-17 at time of extrajudicial execution, Malia

Gurdaspur District

Batala Subdistrict
Surjit Singh Male, age 34 at time of disappearance, Meeke

Location Withheld

Anonymous Male, age 30-32 at time of extrajudicial execution, location withheld

Key statistics of cases implicating security forces based in Goindwal:

Victim Demographics 

Gender

100.0% Male 47
 
 
0.0% Female 0

Marital status

61.7% Not married 29
 
 
38.3% Married 18

If married, did the victim have children?

31.9% Yes 15
 
 
6.4% No 3


Total children surviving victims: 48


Religion

100.0% Sikh 47
 

Caste

83.0% Jat 39
 
 
17.0% Non-Jat 8

Age

12.8% 0-17 6
 
59.6% 18-33 28
 
21.3% 34-49 10
 
2.1% 50-64 1
 

Education

21.3% No education 10
 
27.7% Primary school 13
 
21.3% Middle school 10
 
25.5% High school 12
 
2.1% Some college 1
 
2.1% Graduate degree 1
 

Employment

42.6% Farmer/agriculture 20
 
19.1% Day labourer 9
 
8.5% Shopkeeper 4
 
4.3% Driver (bus/truck/car) 2
 
2.1% Mechanic 1
 
2.1% Student 1
 
25.5% Other 12
 

Urban / Rural

95.7% Rural 45
 
 
2.1% Urban 1

Abduction, Detention, & Torture 

Prior detentions

38.3% Yes 18
 
 
59.6% No 28

Prior torture

21.3% Yes 10
 
 
17.0% No 8

Abduction preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

97.9% Yes 46
 
 
2.1% No 1

Security officials informed witnesses where they were taking the victim

30.8% Yes 12
 
 
66.7% No 26

Witnesses to abduction

83.0% Yes 39
 
 
2.1% No 1

Victim abduction location

31.9% Victim’s residence 15
 
21.3% Roadside 10
 
10.6% Village fields 5
 
8.5% Shop/market 4
 
4.3% Police station 2
 
2.1% Checkpoint (naka) 1
 
2.1% Village drain 1
 
2.1% Friend/relative's residence 1
 
2.1% Bus station/stand 1
 
12.8% Other 6
 

Detention facility type

Data forthcoming


Preceding detention location known

78.7% Yes 37
 
 
19.1% No 9

Witnesses to detention preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming


Security official response to victim status

34.0% Denied involvement 16
 
23.4% Other 11
 
17.0% Told family to go to another police station 8
 
10.6% Admitted extrajudicial execution with no explanation 5
 
6.4% Killed victim in an “encounter” 3
 
6.4% Admitted custody only 3
 
4.3% Victim had escaped 2
 
4.3% Gave no response 2
 

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

2.1% Yes 1
 
 
66.0% No 31

Enforced Disappearances vs. Extrajudicial Executions 

Classification

93.6% Extrajudicial executions 44
 
 
6.4% Enforced disappearances 3

Number of victims per family

83.0% 1 victim 39
 
17.0% 2 victim 8
 

Related incidents

2.1% Genuine encounters in family 1
 
 
97.9% No genuine encounters in family 46

Body Disposal 

Body disposal by security forces

27.7% Cremated the body 13
 
10.6% Dumped body in canal or river 5
 

Security forces returned body

0.0% Yes 0
 
2.1% Yes, but forced immediate cremation 1
 
91.5% No 43
 

Condition of corpse, if known

4.3% Bullet wounds 2
 
2.1% Cuts/wounds 1
 
2.1% Broken bones 1
 
2.1% Other 1
 

Security Forces Implicated 

Names of involved security officials known

80.9% Yes 38
 
 
17.0% No 8

Security forces uniformed

105.1% Yes 41
 
 
2.6% No 1

Type(s) of security forces involved in abduction

97.9% Punjab Police 46
 
10.6% CRPF 5
 
2.1% Criminal Investigation Agency 1
 

Type(s) of security forces involved in extrajudicial execution

89.4% Punjab police 42
 
4.3% CRPF 2
 
2.1% Criminal Investigation Agency 1
 

Militancy Involvement 

Combatant status

19.1% Combatant 9
 
 
74.5% Non-combatant 35

Non-combatant, provided support to militants

23.4% Yes 11
 
 
51.1% No 24

If provided support, support was voluntary

6.4% Yes 3
 
 
14.9% No 7

Remedies & Impact 

Approached court or commission

72.3% Yes 34
 
 
23.4% No 11

Approached security officials

68.1% Yes 32
 
 
29.8% No 14

Reason the family did not pursue any kind of action

17.0% Afraid of retaliation 8
 
8.5% Didn’t know what to do 4
 
6.4% Couldn’t afford 3
 
4.3% Not applicable 2
 
4.3% Believed it would have been ineffective 2
 

Remedies desired from government

78.7% Monetary compensation to family 37
 
61.7% Employment 29
 
42.6% Criminal sanctions against those responsible 20
 
42.6% Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths 20
 
34.0% Truth commission 16
 
17.0% Investigations into abuses 8
 
8.5% Rehabilitation services to family members 4
 
8.5% Memorial for victims 4
 
4.3% Other 2
 
2.1% Desire nothing from government 1
 

Year & District 

District

95.7% Amritsar 45
 
2.1% Gurdaspur 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
 
4.3% 1987 2
 
0.0% 1988 0
 
2.1% 1989 1
 
6.4% 1990 3
 
23.4% 1991 11
 
42.6% 1992 20
 
10.6% 1993 5
 
4.3% 1994 2
 
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
 
6.4% Date Unknown 3
 

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