Kalanaur

17 documented cases implicating security forces based in Kalanaur:


Amritsar District

Baba Bakala Subdistrict
Mangal Singh Male, age 21-22 at time of extrajudicial execution, Butala

Gurdaspur District

Batala Subdistrict
Balwinder Singh Male, age 20-21 at time of extrajudicial execution, Veela Teja
Rashpal Singh Male, age 30-32 at time of extrajudicial execution, Ror Khaira
Dera Baba Nanak Subdistrict
Budh Singh Male, age 22 at time of extrajudicial execution, Khode Bet
Lakhwinder Singh Male, age 27-28 at time of extrajudicial execution, Haveli Khurd
Rashpal Singh Male, age 24-25 at time of extrajudicial execution, Bhagtana Tulianwala
Gurdaspur Subdistrict
Gurmeet Singh Male, age 20 at time of extrajudicial execution, Bhangwan
Gurnam Singh Male, age 18-19 at time of extrajudicial execution, Kot Santokh Rai
Jasbir Singh Male, age 23 at time of extrajudicial execution, Boparai
Joginder Singh Male, age 35 at time of extrajudicial execution, Kalanaur
Kuldip Singh Male, age 20 at time of extrajudicial execution, Kalanaur
Kulwant Singh Male, age 20 at time of extrajudicial execution, Lopa
Randhir Singh Male, age 35 at time of extrajudicial execution, Kalanaur
Rashpal Singh Male, age 21 at time of disappearance, Kalanaur
Shingara Singh Male, age 49-50 at time of extrajudicial execution, Rose
Suba Singh Male, age 30-35 at time of extrajudicial execution, Talwandi

Location Withheld

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

Key statistics of cases implicating security forces based in Kalanaur:

Victim Demographics 

Gender

100.0% Male 17
 
 
0.0% Female 0

Marital status

58.8% Not married 10
 
 
41.2% Married 7

If married, did the victim have children?

41.2% Yes 7
 


Total children surviving victims: 24


Religion

100.0% Sikh 17
 

Caste

94.1% Jat 16
 
 
5.9% Non-Jat 1

Age

82.4% 18-33 14
 
11.8% 34-49 2
 

Education

17.6% No education 3
 
11.8% Primary school 2
 
17.6% Middle school 3
 
47.1% High school 8
 
5.9% Vocational degree 1
 

Employment

58.8% Farmer/agriculture 10
 
17.6% Driver (bus/truck/car) 3
 
5.9% Student 1
 
5.9% Day labourer 1
 
35.3% Other 6
 

Urban / Rural

70.6% Rural 12
 
 
23.5% Urban 4

Abduction, Detention, & Torture 

Prior detentions

52.9% Yes 9
 
 
47.1% No 8

Prior torture

52.9% Yes 9
 
 
0.0% No 0

Abduction preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

94.1% Yes 16
 
 
5.9% No 1

Security officials informed witnesses where they were taking the victim

13.3% Yes 2
 
 
66.7% No 10

Witnesses to abduction

88.2% Yes 15
 

Victim abduction location

23.5% Roadside 4
 
23.5% Village fields 4
 
17.6% Friend/relative's residence 3
 
5.9% Victim’s residence 1
 
5.9% Shop/market 1
 
5.9% Village drain 1
 
5.9% Bus station/stand 1
 
5.9% Other 1
 

Detention facility type

Data forthcoming


Preceding detention location known

64.7% Yes 11
 
 
29.4% No 5

Witnesses to detention preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming


Security official response to victim status

23.5% Gave no response 4
 
11.8% Denied involvement 2
 
5.9% Admitted extrajudicial execution with no explanation 1
 
5.9% Victim accidentally killed in custody 1
 
5.9% Other 1
 
5.9% Told family to go to another police station 1
 

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

0.0% Yes 0
 
 
52.9% No 9

Enforced Disappearances vs. Extrajudicial Executions 

Classification

94.1% Extrajudicial executions 16
 
 
5.9% Enforced disappearances 1

Number of victims per family

100.0% 1 victim 17
 

Related incidents

0.0% Genuine encounters in family 0
 
 
100.0% No genuine encounters in family 17

Body Disposal 

Body disposal by security forces

64.7% Cremated the body 11
 

Security forces returned body

11.8% Yes 2
 
0.0% Yes, but forced immediate cremation 0
 
82.4% No 14
 

Condition of corpse, if known

11.8% Bullet wounds 2
 
11.8% Broken bones 2
 
5.9% Other 1
 
5.9% Missing hair from head or face 1
 
5.9% Burn marks 1
 
5.9% Bruises 1
 

Security Forces Implicated 

Names of involved security officials known

70.6% Yes 12
 
 
23.5% No 4

Security forces uniformed

80.0% Yes 12
 
 
6.7% No 1

Type(s) of security forces involved in abduction

94.1% Punjab Police 16
 

Type(s) of security forces involved in extrajudicial execution

88.2% Punjab police 15
 
5.9% BSF 1
 

Militancy Involvement 

Combatant status

64.7% Combatant 11
 
 
35.3% Non-combatant 6

Non-combatant, provided support to militants

5.9% Yes 1
 
 
23.5% No 4

If provided support, support was voluntary

0.0% Yes 0
 
 
5.9% No 1

Remedies & Impact 

Approached court or commission

41.2% Yes 7
 
 
47.1% No 8

Approached security officials

35.3% Yes 6
 
 
58.8% No 10

Reason the family did not pursue any kind of action

52.9% Afraid of retaliation 9
 
23.5% Couldn’t afford 4
 
17.6% Believed it would have been ineffective 3
 
11.8% Didn’t know what to do 2
 

Remedies desired from government

88.2% Monetary compensation to family 15
 
58.8% Employment 10
 
58.8% Truth commission 10
 
47.1% Criminal sanctions against those responsible 8
 
35.3% Memorial for victims 6
 
29.4% Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths 5
 
29.4% Investigations into abuses 5
 
23.5% Rehabilitation services to family members 4
 
5.9% Other 1
 
5.9% Desire nothing from government 1
 

Year & District 

District

5.9% Amritsar 1
 
88.2% Gurdaspur 15
 

Year

0.0% 1981 0
 
0.0% 1982 0
 
0.0% 1983 0
 
5.9% 1984 1
 
0.0% 1985 0
 
0.0% 1986 0
 
0.0% 1987 0
 
5.9% 1988 1
 
0.0% 1989 0
 
11.8% 1990 2
 
29.4% 1991 5
 
23.5% 1992 4
 
17.6% 1993 3
 
0.0% 1994 0
 
5.9% 1995 1
 
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
 
0.0% Date Unknown 0
 

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