Phillaur

20 documented cases implicating security forces based in Phillaur:


Firozpur District

Zira Subdistrict
Karaj Singh Male, age 25-30 at time of extrajudicial execution, Pir Mohamad

Gurdaspur District

Batala Subdistrict
Dilbagh Singh Male, age 24 at time of disappearance, Ghanieke Bangar

Jalandhar District

Jalandhar II Subdistrict
Karnail Singh Male, age 21-22 at time of extrajudicial execution, Jalalwal
Nakodar Subdistrict
Avtar Singh Male, age 22 at time of extrajudicial execution, Bir Pind
Bakhshish Singh Male, age 24 at time of disappearance, Bal Hukmi
Gurdeep Singh Male, age 25 at time of extrajudicial execution, Haer
Paramjit Singh Male, age 23 at time of extrajudicial execution, Bir Pind
Phillaur Subdistrict
Bahadur Singh Male, age 20 at time of extrajudicial execution, Moron
Kanwaljit Singh Male, age 27 at time of extrajudicial execution, Mandi
Kulbir Chand Male, age 20-23 at time of extrajudicial execution, Ganna Pind
Kulwinder Singh Male, age 24 at time of extrajudicial execution, Chak Sahbu
Manjinder Singh Male, age 17 at time of extrajudicial execution, Rurka Kalan
Parmjit Singh Male, age 25 at time of disappearance, Sultanpur
Rajinder Singh Male, age 24 at time of extrajudicial execution, Bilga
Ranjit Singh Male, age 18 at time of disappearance, Chhokran
Santokh Singh Male, age 21 at time of extrajudicial execution, Bilga
Shinder Singh Bhai Male, age 22 at time of extrajudicial execution, Jaja Khurd

Kapurthala District

Phagwara Subdistrict
Talwinder Singh Babbar Male, age 48 at time of extrajudicial execution, Panchhat

Nawanshahr District

Balachaur Subdistrict
Joga Singh Male, age 37-38 at time of extrajudicial execution, Buthgarh
Nawanshahr Subdistrict
Gurdeep Singh Male, age 23 at time of extrajudicial execution, Sahlon

Key statistics of cases implicating security forces based in Phillaur:

Victim Demographics 

Gender

100.0% Male 20
 
 
0.0% Female 0

Marital status

75.0% Not married 15
 
 
25.0% Married 5

If married, did the victim have children?

20.0% Yes 4
 


Total children surviving victims: 10


Religion

95.0% Sikh 19
 
 
5.0% Non-Sikh 1

Caste

75.0% Jat 15
 
 
25.0% Non-Jat 5

Age

5.0% 0-17 1
 
85.0% 18-33 17
 
10.0% 34-49 2
 

Education

10.0% No education 2
 
5.0% Primary school 1
 
20.0% Middle school 4
 
50.0% High school 10
 
15.0% Some college 3
 

Employment

45.0% Farmer/agriculture 9
 
30.0% Student 6
 
10.0% Driver (bus/truck/car) 2
 
10.0% Carpenter 2
 
5.0% Shopkeeper 1
 
5.0% Mechanic 1
 
15.0% Other 3
 

Urban / Rural

100.0% Rural 20
 
 
0.0% Urban 0

Abduction, Detention, & Torture 

Prior detentions

60.0% Yes 12
 
 
40.0% No 8

Prior torture

45.0% Yes 9
 
 
15.0% No 3

Abduction preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

80.0% Yes 16
 
 
20.0% No 4

Security officials informed witnesses where they were taking the victim

16.7% Yes 1
 
 
166.7% No 10

Witnesses to abduction

30.0% Yes 6
 
 
25.0% No 5

Victim abduction location

25.0% Roadside 5
 
20.0% Friend/relative's residence 4
 
10.0% Shop/market 2
 
5.0% Village fields 1
 
10.0% Other 2
 

Detention facility type

Data forthcoming


Preceding detention location known

45.0% Yes 9
 
 
35.0% No 7

Witnesses to detention preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming


Security official response to victim status

20.0% Killed victim in an “encounter” 4
 
15.0% Other 3
 
5.0% Victim had escaped 1
 
5.0% Gave no response 1
 
5.0% Told family to go to another police station 1
 

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

0.0% Yes 0
 
 
65.0% No 13

Enforced Disappearances vs. Extrajudicial Executions 

Classification

80.0% Extrajudicial executions 16
 
 
20.0% Enforced disappearances 4

Number of victims per family

90.0% 1 victim 18
 
10.0% 2 victim 2
 

Related incidents

0.0% Genuine encounters in family 0
 
 
100.0% No genuine encounters in family 20

Body Disposal 

Body disposal by security forces

30.0% Cremated the body 6
 

Security forces returned body

10.0% Yes 2
 
5.0% Yes, but forced immediate cremation 1
 
65.0% No 13
 

Condition of corpse, if known

15.0% Bullet wounds 3
 
10.0% Bruises 2
 
5.0% Broken bones 1
 
5.0% Missing hair from head or face 1
 

Security Forces Implicated 

Names of involved security officials known

60.0% Yes 12
 
 
30.0% No 6

Security forces uniformed

150.0% Yes 9
 
 
33.3% No 2

Type(s) of security forces involved in abduction

70.0% Punjab Police 14
 
5.0% Black cat 1
 
5.0% CRPF 1
 

Type(s) of security forces involved in extrajudicial execution

75.0% Punjab police 15
 
10.0% Other 2
 
5.0% Black cat 1
 
5.0% CRPF 1
 

Militancy Involvement 

Combatant status

55.0% Combatant 11
 
 
30.0% Non-combatant 6

Non-combatant, provided support to militants

0.0% Yes 0
 
 
30.0% No 6

If provided support, support was voluntary

0.0% Yes 0
 
 
0.0% No 0

Remedies & Impact 

Approached court or commission

0.0% Yes 0
 
 
95.0% No 19

Approached security officials

45.0% Yes 9
 
 
55.0% No 11

Reason the family did not pursue any kind of action

60.0% Afraid of retaliation 12
 
35.0% Believed it would have been ineffective 7
 
20.0% Didn’t know what to do 4
 
10.0% Couldn’t afford 2
 
5.0% Other 1
 
5.0% Not applicable 1
 

Remedies desired from government

60.0% Truth commission 12
 
50.0% Monetary compensation to family 10
 
45.0% Criminal sanctions against those responsible 9
 
45.0% Investigations into abuses 9
 
25.0% Employment 5
 
25.0% Memorial for victims 5
 
20.0% Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths 4
 
20.0% Rehabilitation services to family members 4
 
15.0% Other 3
 
10.0% Desire nothing from government 2
 

Year & District 

District

5.0% Firozpur 1
 
5.0% Gurdaspur 1
 
75.0% Jalandhar 15
 
5.0% Kapurthala 1
 
10.0% Nawanshahr 2
 

Year

0.0% 1981 0
 
0.0% 1982 0
 
0.0% 1983 0
 
5.0% 1984 1
 
0.0% 1985 0
 
0.0% 1986 0
 
0.0% 1987 0
 
0.0% 1988 0
 
30.0% 1989 6
 
0.0% 1990 0
 
15.0% 1991 3
 
50.0% 1992 10
 
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
 
0.0% Date Unknown 0
 

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