Majitha (Majitha CRPF Post)

79 documented cases implicating security forces based in Majitha (Majitha CRPF Post):


Amritsar District

Ajnala Subdistrict
Bhupinder Singh Male, age 23 at time of extrajudicial execution, Gaggo Mahal
Bikramjit Singh Male, age 28-30 at time of extrajudicial execution, Sehnsra
Boor Singh Male, age 60 at time of disappearance, Sehnsra
Gian Singh Male, age 20-25 at time of disappearance, Awanlakha Singh
Gurjeet Singh Male, age 30-32 at time of extrajudicial execution, Lashkari Nangal
Jagir Singh Male, age 55 at time of extrajudicial execution, Chak Allah Bakash
Jaspal Singh Male, age 20 at time of extrajudicial execution, Kandowali
Jaswinder Singh Male, age 24-25 at time of extrajudicial execution, Talwandi Sepahimal
Kartar Kaur Female, age 55-60 at time of extrajudicial execution, Madoke
Kashmir Singh Male, age 22 at time of extrajudicial execution, Jhander
Kuldip Singh Male, age 30 at time of extrajudicial execution, Gujjarpura
Malooka Singh Male, age 25 at time of extrajudicial execution, Bath
Paramjit Singh Male, age 22 at time of extrajudicial execution, Laungo Mahal
Parmjeet Singh Male, age 20-22 at time of extrajudicial execution, Harse Chhina Patti Subazpura
Shamsher Singh Male, age 23 at time of extrajudicial execution, Chak Allah Bakash
Sukhchain Singh Male, age 22 at time of extrajudicial execution, Kandowali
Surjit Singh Male, age 22 at time of extrajudicial execution, Kotla Sadar
Tarlok Singh Male, age 39-40 at time of extrajudicial execution, Mehlanwala
Amritsar I Subdistrict
Ajit Singh Male, age 25 at time of extrajudicial execution, Jhande
Balraj Singh Male, age 22-23 at time of extrajudicial execution, Kotla Gujjran
Daljit Singh Male, age 25-26 at time of disappearance, Gadli
Gurmej Singh Male, age 22 at time of extrajudicial execution, Chachowali
Harpinder Singh Male, age 23-25 at time of extrajudicial execution, Borewal Kang
Kabal Singh Male, age 26 at time of extrajudicial execution, Jalalpura
Kuldeep Singh Male, age 22 at time of extrajudicial execution, Wadala Viram
Lal Singh Male, age 18 at time of extrajudicial execution, Kotla Gujjran
Nirmal Singh Male, age 20 at time of extrajudicial execution, Marari Khurd
Rajinder Singh Male, age 25 at time of extrajudicial execution, Jathu Nangal
Satnam Singh Male, age 26 at time of extrajudicial execution, Umarpura
Satnam Singh Male, age 25 at time of extrajudicial execution, Fattu Bhila
Sukhdev Singh Male, age 24-25 at time of extrajudicial execution, Shahzada
Sukhwinder Singh Male, age 27 at time of extrajudicial execution, Athwal
Surjeet Singh Male, age 20 at time of extrajudicial execution, Bhangali
Amritsar II Subdistrict
Balwinder Singh Male, age 30 at time of extrajudicial execution, Nangli
Bhupinder Singh Male, age 26 at time of extrajudicial execution, Amritsar
Harbhajan Singh Male, age 35 at time of extrajudicial execution, Verka
Harjinder Singh Male, age 31-32 at time of extrajudicial execution, Mode
Harmanpreet Singh Male, age 17 at time of extrajudicial execution, Verka
Jagga Singh Male, age 30-35 at time of disappearance, Guru Ki Wadali
Kamaljit Singh Male, age 18-19 at time of extrajudicial execution, Amritsar
Kawaljit Singh Male, age 18-20 at time of extrajudicial execution, Verka
Kulwant Singh Male, age 18-20 at time of extrajudicial execution, Amritsar
Lakhwinder Singh Male, age 17 at time of extrajudicial execution, Sultanwind
Mahinder Singh Male, age 19 at time of extrajudicial execution, Amritsar
Malkeet Singh Male, age 20-22 at time of extrajudicial execution, Mudhal
Manjit Singh Male, age 25-26 at time of extrajudicial execution, Nangli
Manjit Singh Male, age 27-28 at time of extrajudicial execution, Mudhal
Rashpal Singh Male, age 24-25 at time of extrajudicial execution, Bhakna Khurd
Rashpal Singh Male, age 17-18 at time of extrajudicial execution, Sohian Khurd
Satnam Singh Male, age 30 at time of extrajudicial execution, Sohian Khurd
Baba Bakala Subdistrict
Balwinder Singh Male, age 19-20 at time of extrajudicial execution, Pallah
Balwinder Singh Male, age 30 at time of extrajudicial execution, Ram Dewali Musalmana
Dalbeer Singh Male, age 24-25 at time of extrajudicial execution, Pallah
Malkeet Singh Male, age 22 at time of extrajudicial execution, Tarsikka
Sahib Singh Male, age 22 at time of extrajudicial execution, Chuhangh
Khadoor Sahib Subdistrict
Gurpaj Singh Male, age 28-30 at time of extrajudicial execution, Gagrewal
Sahib Singh Male, age 23 at time of extrajudicial execution, Sarli Kalan
Patti Subdistrict
Satnam Singh Male, age 25 at time of extrajudicial execution, Sugga

Gurdaspur District

Batala Subdistrict
Balkar Singh Male, age 22-23 at time of extrajudicial execution, Kot Majlas
Balwinder Singh Male, age 23 at time of extrajudicial execution, Cheema
Chanan Singh Male, age 17-18 at time of extrajudicial execution, Bhole Ke
Gurwel Singh Male, age 16 at time of extrajudicial execution, Fatehgarh Churian
Harbhej Singh Male, age 22-23 at time of extrajudicial execution, Nawan Pind Barqiwala
Hardeep Singh Male, age 22-23 at time of disappearance, Parowal
Jagjit Singh Male, age 23-24 at time of extrajudicial execution, Khojala
Jaswant Singh Male, age 24-25 at time of extrajudicial execution, Bijliwal
Karnail Singh Male, age 27-28 at time of extrajudicial execution, Batala
Raspal Singh Male, age 27 at time of extrajudicial execution, Qila Darshan Singh
Sarbjit Singh Male, age 23-25 at time of extrajudicial execution, Khudi
Dera Baba Nanak Subdistrict
Gurnam Singh Male, age 23-24 at time of extrajudicial execution, Pabbarali
Keval Singh Male, age 19-20 at time of extrajudicial execution, Dhilwan
Nirmal Singh Male, age 22 at time of extrajudicial execution, Ransinke Tilla
Raghbir Singh Male, age 22-23 at time of extrajudicial execution, Ransinke Tilla
Gurdaspur Subdistrict
Sucha Singh Male, age 40 at time of extrajudicial execution, Paswal

Kapurthala District

Phagwara Subdistrict
Daljit Singh Male, age 18 at time of extrajudicial execution, Chachoki

Location Withheld

Anonymous Male, age 25 at time of extrajudicial execution, location withheld
Anonymous Male, age 20-22 at time of extrajudicial execution, location withheld
Anonymous Male, age 65 at time of extrajudicial execution, location withheld
Anonymous Male, age 34-35 at time of disappearance, location withheld

Key statistics of cases implicating security forces based in Majitha (Majitha CRPF Post):

Victim Demographics 

Gender

98.7% Male 78
 
 
1.3% Female 1

Marital status

63.3% Not married 50
 
 
35.4% Married 28

If married, did the victim have children?

30.4% Yes 24
 
 
3.8% No 3


Total children surviving victims: 72


Religion

100.0% Sikh 79
 

Caste

79.7% Jat 63
 
 
20.3% Non-Jat 16

Age

3.8% 0-17 3
 
83.5% 18-33 66
 
5.1% 34-49 4
 
3.8% 50-64 3
 
1.3% 65+ 1
 

Education

13.9% No education 11
 
15.2% Primary school 12
 
20.3% Middle school 16
 
44.3% High school 35
 
3.8% College degree 3
 
2.5% Vocational degree 2
 

Employment

44.3% Farmer/agriculture 35
 
8.9% Day labourer 7
 
7.6% Driver (bus/truck/car) 6
 
7.6% Student 6
 
6.3% Shopkeeper 5
 
3.8% Unemployed 3
 
1.3% Housewife 1
 
1.3% Carpenter 1
 
1.3% Mechanic 1
 
21.5% Other 17
 

Urban / Rural

81.0% Rural 64
 
 
13.9% Urban 11

Abduction, Detention, & Torture 

Prior detentions

31.6% Yes 25
 
 
67.1% No 53

Prior torture

25.3% Yes 20
 
 
6.3% No 5

Abduction preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

86.1% Yes 68
 
 
13.9% No 11

Security officials informed witnesses where they were taking the victim

11.3% Yes 6
 
 
83.0% No 44

Witnesses to abduction

67.1% Yes 53
 
 
3.8% No 3

Victim abduction location

24.1% Roadside 19
 
16.5% Victim’s residence 13
 
15.2% Friend/relative's residence 12
 
6.3% Village fields 5
 
1.3% Police station 1
 
1.3% Checkpoint (naka) 1
 
1.3% Village drain 1
 
13.9% Other 11
 

Detention facility type

Data forthcoming


Preceding detention location known

50.6% Yes 40
 
 
34.2% No 27

Witnesses to detention preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming


Security official response to victim status

19.0% Other 15
 
8.9% Denied involvement 7
 
7.6% Admitted extrajudicial execution with no explanation 6
 
6.3% Gave no response 5
 
5.1% Admitted custody only 4
 
3.8% Killed victim in an “encounter” 3
 
3.8% Told family to go to another police station 3
 
1.3% Victim killed in crossfire with militants 1
 

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

7.6% Yes 6
 
 
40.5% No 32

Enforced Disappearances vs. Extrajudicial Executions 

Classification

92.4% Extrajudicial executions 73
 
 
7.6% Enforced disappearances 6

Number of victims per family

89.9% 1 victim 71
 
10.1% 2 victim 8
 

Related incidents

2.5% Genuine encounters in family 2
 
 
97.5% No genuine encounters in family 77

Body Disposal 

Body disposal by security forces

44.3% Cremated the body 35
 

Security forces returned body

15.2% Yes 12
 
1.3% Yes, but forced immediate cremation 1
 
75.9% No 60
 

Condition of corpse, if known

11.4% Bullet wounds 9
 
5.1% Broken bones 4
 
2.5% Other 2
 
2.5% Bruises 2
 
2.5% Cuts/wounds 2
 
2.5% Missing hair from head or face 2
 
1.3% Burn marks 1
 
1.3% Missing fingernails 1
 

Security Forces Implicated 

Names of involved security officials known

55.7% Yes 44
 
 
34.2% No 27

Security forces uniformed

73.6% Yes 39
 
 
3.8% No 2

Type(s) of security forces involved in abduction

75.9% Punjab Police 60
 
11.4% CRPF 9
 
1.3% Other 1
 
1.3% Criminal Investigation Agency 1
 
1.3% Black cat 1
 

Type(s) of security forces involved in extrajudicial execution

89.9% Punjab police 71
 
2.5% CRPF 2
 
1.3% Criminal Investigation Agency 1
 

Militancy Involvement 

Combatant status

58.2% Combatant 46
 
 
38.0% Non-combatant 30

Non-combatant, provided support to militants

11.4% Yes 9
 
 
25.3% No 20

If provided support, support was voluntary

3.8% Yes 3
 
 
6.3% No 5

Remedies & Impact 

Approached court or commission

50.6% Yes 40
 
 
49.4% No 39

Approached security officials

44.3% Yes 35
 
 
55.7% No 44

Reason the family did not pursue any kind of action

40.5% Afraid of retaliation 32
 
17.7% Didn’t know what to do 14
 
12.7% Believed it would have been ineffective 10
 
10.1% Couldn’t afford 8
 
1.3% Not applicable 1
 

Remedies desired from government

78.5% Monetary compensation to family 62
 
62.0% Truth commission 49
 
60.8% Employment 48
 
51.9% Criminal sanctions against those responsible 41
 
51.9% Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths 41
 
30.4% Rehabilitation services to family members 24
 
22.8% Investigations into abuses 18
 
20.3% Memorial for victims 16
 
3.8% Other 3
 
3.8% Desire nothing from government 3
 

Year & District 

District

73.4% Amritsar 58
 
20.3% Gurdaspur 16
 
1.3% Kapurthala 1
 

Year

0.0% 1981 0
 
0.0% 1982 0
 
0.0% 1983 0
 
0.0% 1984 0
 
0.0% 1985 0
 
1.3% 1986 1
 
3.8% 1987 3
 
8.9% 1988 7
 
10.1% 1989 8
 
10.1% 1990 8
 
11.4% 1991 9
 
41.8% 1992 33
 
6.3% 1993 5
 
2.5% 1994 2
 
0.0% 1995 0
 
0.0% 1996 0
 
0.0% 1997 0
 
0.0% 1998 0
 
1.3% 1999 1
 
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
 
2.5% Date Unknown 2
 

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