Ghall Khurd

19 documented cases implicating security forces based in Ghall Khurd:


Amritsar District

Patti Subdistrict
Kabal Singh Male, age 20 at time of extrajudicial execution, Khemkaran

Faridkot District

Faridkot Subdistrict
Gursewak Singh Sewak Male, age 21-22 at time of extrajudicial execution, Pehluwala

Firozpur District

Fazilka Subdistrict
Sarbjeet Singh Male, age 21 at time of extrajudicial execution, Banwala Hanwanta
Firozpur Subdistrict
Baljinder Singh Male, age 20 at time of extrajudicial execution, Bhangar
Gurtej Singh Male, age 24-25 at time of disappearance, Ugoke
Lakhbir Singh Male, age 17-18 at time of extrajudicial execution, Bhangar
Niranjan Singh Male, age 30 at time of extrajudicial execution, Sulhani
Zira Subdistrict
Chanan Singh Male, age 55 at time of extrajudicial execution, Talwandi Bhai
Gurbachan Singh Male, age 30 at time of extrajudicial execution, Behk Walayat Shah
Gurdeep Singh Male, age 30 at time of extrajudicial execution, Talwandi Bhai
Gurlal Singh Male, age 18 at time of extrajudicial execution, Mansurwal
Jaspreet Singh Male, age 28 at time of extrajudicial execution, Mankianwali
Pritam Singh Male, age 25-26 at time of extrajudicial execution, Botianwala
Sukhmandar Singh Male, age 20 at time of extrajudicial execution, Buianwala

Ludhiana District

Ludhiana East Subdistrict
Sarabdidar Singh Male, age 26-27 at time of extrajudicial execution, Ludhiana

Moga District

Bhagha Purana Subdistrict
Bhola Singh Male, age 35 at time of extrajudicial execution, Rode
Moga Subdistrict
Balwant Singh Male, age 22-23 at time of extrajudicial execution, Takhanwad
Nihal Singhwala Subdistrict
Chamkaur Singh Male, age 46 at time of extrajudicial execution, Nangal

Location Withheld

Anonymous Male, age 26-27 at time of extrajudicial execution, location withheld

Key statistics of cases implicating security forces based in Ghall Khurd:

Victim Demographics 

Gender

100.0% Male 19
 
 
0.0% Female 0

Marital status

68.4% Not married 13
 
 
31.6% Married 6

If married, did the victim have children?

26.3% Yes 5
 


Total children surviving victims: 18


Religion

100.0% Sikh 19
 

Caste

78.9% Jat 15
 
 
21.1% Non-Jat 4

Age

78.9% 18-33 15
 
10.5% 34-49 2
 
5.3% 50-64 1
 

Education

10.5% No education 2
 
26.3% Primary school 5
 
15.8% Middle school 3
 
36.8% High school 7
 
5.3% Some college 1
 
5.3% Graduate degree 1
 

Employment

57.9% Farmer/agriculture 11
 
5.3% Day labourer 1
 
5.3% Shopkeeper 1
 
5.3% Mechanic 1
 
5.3% Student 1
 
26.3% Other 5
 

Urban / Rural

73.7% Rural 14
 
 
21.1% Urban 4

Abduction, Detention, & Torture 

Prior detentions

57.9% Yes 11
 
 
42.1% No 8

Prior torture

52.6% Yes 10
 
 
5.3% No 1

Abduction preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

68.4% Yes 13
 
 
31.6% No 6

Security officials informed witnesses where they were taking the victim

0.0% Yes 0
 
 
83.3% No 10

Witnesses to abduction

63.2% Yes 12
 
 
5.3% No 1

Victim abduction location

15.8% Victim’s residence 3
 
10.5% Friend/relative's residence 2
 
5.3% Village fields 1
 
5.3% Roadside 1
 
5.3% Shop/market 1
 
10.5% Other 2
 

Detention facility type

Data forthcoming


Preceding detention location known

57.9% Yes 11
 
 
10.5% No 2

Witnesses to detention preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming


Security official response to victim status

15.8% Killed victim in an “encounter” 3
 
15.8% Gave no response 3
 
5.3% Victim had escaped 1
 
5.3% Other 1
 

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

10.5% Yes 2
 
 
52.6% No 10

Enforced Disappearances vs. Extrajudicial Executions 

Classification

94.7% Extrajudicial executions 18
 
 
5.3% Enforced disappearances 1

Number of victims per family

100.0% 1 victim 19
 

Related incidents

0.0% Genuine encounters in family 0
 
 
100.0% No genuine encounters in family 19

Body Disposal 

Body disposal by security forces

42.1% Cremated the body 8
 

Security forces returned body

0.0% Yes 0
 
0.0% Yes, but forced immediate cremation 0
 
89.5% No 17
 

Condition of corpse, if known


Security Forces Implicated 

Names of involved security officials known

63.2% Yes 12
 
 
15.8% No 3

Security forces uniformed

66.7% Yes 8
 
 
0.0% No 0

Type(s) of security forces involved in abduction

63.2% Punjab Police 12
 

Type(s) of security forces involved in extrajudicial execution

94.7% Punjab police 18
 
15.8% CRPF 3
 
5.3% Black cat 1
 

Militancy Involvement 

Combatant status

63.2% Combatant 12
 
 
36.8% Non-combatant 7

Non-combatant, provided support to militants

5.3% Yes 1
 
 
26.3% No 5

If provided support, support was voluntary

5.3% Yes 1
 
 
0.0% No 0

Remedies & Impact 

Approached court or commission

10.5% Yes 2
 
 
84.2% No 16

Approached security officials

42.1% Yes 8
 
 
57.9% No 11

Reason the family did not pursue any kind of action

73.7% Afraid of retaliation 14
 
31.6% Believed it would have been ineffective 6
 
21.1% Didn’t know what to do 4
 
5.3% Not applicable 1
 
5.3% Couldn’t afford 1
 

Remedies desired from government

78.9% Truth commission 15
 
57.9% Employment 11
 
57.9% Monetary compensation to family 11
 
52.6% Investigations into abuses 10
 
31.6% Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths 6
 
26.3% Memorial for victims 5
 
21.1% Rehabilitation services to family members 4
 
15.8% Criminal sanctions against those responsible 3
 
10.5% Desire nothing from government 2
 

Year & District 

District

5.3% Amritsar 1
 
5.3% Faridkot 1
 
63.2% Firozpur 12
 
5.3% Ludhiana 1
 
15.8% Moga 3
 

Year

0.0% 1981 0
 
5.3% 1982 1
 
0.0% 1983 0
 
5.3% 1984 1
 
0.0% 1985 0
 
0.0% 1986 0
 
10.5% 1987 2
 
0.0% 1988 0
 
10.5% 1989 2
 
36.8% 1990 7
 
5.3% 1991 1
 
15.8% 1992 3
 
5.3% 1993 1
 
0.0% 1994 0
 
0.0% 1995 0
 
5.3% 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.