Machhiwara

4 documented cases implicating security forces based in Machhiwara:


Ludhiana District

Samrala Subdistrict
Charan Singh Male, age 40-45 at time of extrajudicial execution, Powat
Guljar Singh Male, age 22-23 at time of extrajudicial execution, Mushkabad

Location Withheld

Anonymous Male, age 55-60 at time of extrajudicial execution, location withheld
Anonymous Male, age 20-21 at time of extrajudicial execution, location withheld

Key statistics of cases implicating security forces based in Machhiwara:

Victim Demographics 

Gender

100.0% Male 4
 
 
0.0% Female 0

Marital status

50.0% Not married 2
 
 
50.0% Married 2

If married, did the victim have children?

50.0% Yes 2
 


Total children surviving victims: 9


Religion

100.0% Sikh 4
 

Caste

50.0% Non-Jat 2
 
 
50.0% Jat 2

Age

50.0% 18-33 2
 
25.0% 34-49 1
 
25.0% 50-64 1
 

Education

50.0% No education 2
 
25.0% Primary school 1
 

Employment

50.0% Farmer/agriculture 2
 
25.0% Day labourer 1
 
25.0% Other 1
 

Urban / Rural

50.0% Rural 2
 
 
0.0% Urban 0

Abduction, Detention, & Torture 

Prior detentions

50.0% Yes 2
 
 
50.0% No 2

Prior torture

25.0% Yes 1
 
 
25.0% No 1

Abduction preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

50.0% Yes 2
 
 
50.0% No 2

Security officials informed witnesses where they were taking the victim

0.0% Yes 0
 
 
200.0% No 2

Witnesses to abduction

25.0% Yes 1
 

Victim abduction location

25.0% Friend/relative's residence 1
 
25.0% Other 1
 

Detention facility type

Data forthcoming


Preceding detention location known

25.0% Yes 1
 
 
25.0% No 1

Witnesses to detention preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming


Security official response to victim status


Victim presented before judge/magistrate

0.0% Yes 0
 
 
50.0% No 2

Enforced Disappearances vs. Extrajudicial Executions 

Classification

100.0% Extrajudicial executions 4
 
 
0.0% Enforced disappearances 0

Number of victims per family

100.0% 1 victim 4
 

Related incidents

0.0% Genuine encounters in family 0
 
 
100.0% No genuine encounters in family 4

Body Disposal 

Body disposal by security forces

25.0% Cremated the body 1
 

Security forces returned body

50.0% Yes 2
 
0.0% Yes, but forced immediate cremation 0
 
50.0% No 2
 

Condition of corpse, if known

50.0% Other 2
 

Security Forces Implicated 

Names of involved security officials known

25.0% Yes 1
 
 
25.0% No 1

Security forces uniformed

200.0% Yes 2
 
 
0.0% No 0

Type(s) of security forces involved in abduction

50.0% Punjab Police 2
 

Type(s) of security forces involved in extrajudicial execution

100.0% Punjab police 4
 

Militancy Involvement 

Combatant status

50.0% Combatant 2
 
 
50.0% Non-combatant 2

Non-combatant, provided support to militants

0.0% Yes 0
 
 
50.0% No 2

If provided support, support was voluntary

0.0% Yes 0
 
 
0.0% No 0

Remedies & Impact 

Approached court or commission

25.0% Yes 1
 
 
75.0% No 3

Approached security officials

0.0% Yes 0
 
 
100.0% No 4

Reason the family did not pursue any kind of action

75.0% Afraid of retaliation 3
 

Remedies desired from government

75.0% Employment 3
 
75.0% Rehabilitation services to family members 3
 
75.0% Monetary compensation to family 3
 
25.0% Criminal sanctions against those responsible 1
 
25.0% Memorial for victims 1
 
25.0% Truth commission 1
 

Year & District 

District

50.0% Ludhiana 2
 

Year

0.0% 1981 0
 
0.0% 1982 0
 
0.0% 1983 0
 
0.0% 1984 0
 
25.0% 1985 1
 
0.0% 1986 0
 
0.0% 1987 0
 
0.0% 1988 0
 
25.0% 1989 1
 
25.0% 1990 1
 
0.0% 1991 0
 
0.0% 1992 0
 
0.0% 1993 0
 
0.0% 1994 0
 
0.0% 1995 0
 
0.0% 1996 0
 
25.0% 1997 1
 
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.