Nawanshahr

13 documented cases implicating security forces based in Nawanshahr:


Hoshiarpur District

Garhshankar Subdistrict
Bahadur Singh Male, age 25-30 at time of extrajudicial execution, Dogarpur
Jaswinder Singh Male, age 21 at time of disappearance, Jiwanpur Jattan
Sodhi Singh Male, age 25-26 at time of extrajudicial execution, Moila
Hoshiarpur Subdistrict
Bachittar Singh Male, age 26 at time of extrajudicial execution, Nasran

Jalandhar District

Nakodar Subdistrict
Ranbir Singh Male, age 27 at time of disappearance, Nawan Pind Araian

Ludhiana District

Ludhiana West Subdistrict
Gurmeet Singh Male, age 26 at time of extrajudicial execution, Dhurkot

Nawanshahr District

Balachaur Subdistrict
Onkar Singh Male, age 17-18 at time of extrajudicial execution, Kaulgarh
Nawanshahr Subdistrict
Kulveer Singh Male, age 19-20 at time of extrajudicial execution, Saloh
Ranjeet Singh Male, age 20-22 at time of disappearance, Mazari
Santokh Singh Male, age 35 at time of extrajudicial execution, Mazara Khurd
Sarwan Singh Male, age 43-44 at time of extrajudicial execution, Dharmkot

Location Withheld

Anonymous Male, age 22 at time of extrajudicial execution, location withheld
Anonymous Male, age 28-29 at time of extrajudicial execution, location withheld

Key statistics of cases implicating security forces based in Nawanshahr:

Victim Demographics 

Gender

100.0% Male 13
 
 
0.0% Female 0

Marital status

53.8% Not married 7
 
 
46.2% Married 6

If married, did the victim have children?

38.5% Yes 5
 


Total children surviving victims: 15


Religion

100.0% Sikh 13
 

Caste

100.0% Jat 13
 

Age

76.9% 18-33 10
 
15.4% 34-49 2
 

Education

7.7% No education 1
 
15.4% Primary school 2
 
15.4% Middle school 2
 
46.2% High school 6
 
7.7% Some college 1
 
7.7% College degree 1
 

Employment

53.8% Farmer/agriculture 7
 
15.4% Shopkeeper 2
 
15.4% Student 2
 
7.7% Unemployed 1
 
7.7% Day labourer 1
 
7.7% Other 1
 

Urban / Rural

84.6% Rural 11
 
 
0.0% Urban 0

Abduction, Detention, & Torture 

Prior detentions

46.2% Yes 6
 
 
53.8% No 7

Prior torture

30.8% Yes 4
 
 
15.4% No 2

Abduction preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

84.6% Yes 11
 
 
15.4% No 2

Security officials informed witnesses where they were taking the victim

10.0% Yes 1
 
 
70.0% No 7

Witnesses to abduction

76.9% Yes 10
 
 
7.7% No 1

Victim abduction location

30.8% Victim’s residence 4
 
7.7% Village fields 1
 
7.7% Police station 1
 
7.7% Roadside 1
 
23.1% Other 3
 

Detention facility type

Data forthcoming


Preceding detention location known

53.8% Yes 7
 
 
30.8% No 4

Witnesses to detention preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming


Security official response to victim status

30.8% Gave no response 4
 
15.4% Killed victim in an “encounter” 2
 
7.7% Victim had escaped 1
 
7.7% Other 1
 
7.7% Told family to go to another police station 1
 

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

0.0% Yes 0
 
 
46.2% No 6

Enforced Disappearances vs. Extrajudicial Executions 

Classification

76.9% Extrajudicial executions 10
 
 
23.1% Enforced disappearances 3

Number of victims per family

100.0% 1 victim 13
 

Related incidents

0.0% Genuine encounters in family 0
 
 
92.3% No genuine encounters in family 12

Body Disposal 

Body disposal by security forces

7.7% Cremated the body 1
 
7.7% Buried the body 1
 

Security forces returned body

15.4% Yes 2
 
0.0% Yes, but forced immediate cremation 0
 
61.5% No 8
 

Condition of corpse, if known

15.4% Bullet wounds 2
 
7.7% Burn marks 1
 
7.7% Missing fingernails 1
 
7.7% Cuts/wounds 1
 

Security Forces Implicated 

Names of involved security officials known

61.5% Yes 8
 
 
23.1% No 3

Security forces uniformed

60.0% Yes 6
 
 
10.0% No 1

Type(s) of security forces involved in abduction

84.6% Punjab Police 11
 
7.7% Army 1
 

Type(s) of security forces involved in extrajudicial execution

76.9% Punjab police 10
 
7.7% BSF 1
 

Militancy Involvement 

Combatant status

15.4% Combatant 2
 
 
61.5% Non-combatant 8

Non-combatant, provided support to militants

23.1% Yes 3
 
 
7.7% No 1

If provided support, support was voluntary

15.4% Yes 2
 
 
7.7% No 1

Remedies & Impact 

Approached court or commission

30.8% Yes 4
 
 
69.2% No 9

Approached security officials

69.2% Yes 9
 
 
30.8% No 4

Reason the family did not pursue any kind of action

30.8% Afraid of retaliation 4
 
30.8% Believed it would have been ineffective 4
 
23.1% Didn’t know what to do 3
 
15.4% Not applicable 2
 

Remedies desired from government

69.2% Criminal sanctions against those responsible 9
 
53.8% Monetary compensation to family 7
 
46.2% Truth commission 6
 
38.5% Investigations into abuses 5
 
23.1% Employment 3
 
15.4% Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths 2
 
15.4% Memorial for victims 2
 
7.7% Other 1
 

Year & District 

District

30.8% Hoshiarpur 4
 
7.7% Jalandhar 1
 
7.7% Ludhiana 1
 
38.5% Nawanshahr 5
 

Year

0.0% 1981 0
 
7.7% 1982 1
 
0.0% 1983 0
 
0.0% 1984 0
 
0.0% 1985 0
 
7.7% 1986 1
 
0.0% 1987 0
 
7.7% 1988 1
 
15.4% 1989 2
 
0.0% 1990 0
 
15.4% 1991 2
 
15.4% 1992 2
 
7.7% 1993 1
 
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
 
23.1% Date Unknown 3
 

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