Goniana

4 documented cases implicating security forces based in Goniana:


Bathinda District

Rampura Phul Subdistrict
Jasvir Singh Male, age 35-36 at time of extrajudicial execution, Kothe Chet Singh

Faridkot District

Jaitu Subdistrict
Gurdeep Singh Male, age 38-40 at time of disappearance, Bish Nandi

Fatehgarh Sahib District

Bassi Pathana Subdistrict
Swaran Singh Male, age 18 at time of extrajudicial execution, Dedahran

Key statistics of cases implicating security forces based in Goniana:

Victim Demographics 

Gender

100.0% Male 4
 
 
0.0% Female 0

Marital status

25.0% Not married 1
 
 
75.0% Married 3

If married, did the victim have children?

75.0% Yes 3
 


Total children surviving victims: 9


Religion

100.0% Sikh 4
 

Caste

50.0% Non-Jat 2
 
 
50.0% Jat 2

Age

25.0% 18-33 1
 
50.0% 34-49 2
 
25.0% Age unknown 1
 

Education

75.0% No education 3
 
25.0% Primary school 1
 

Employment

50.0% Day labourer 2
 
50.0% Farmer/agriculture 2
 

Urban / Rural

100.0% Rural 4
 
 
0.0% Urban 0

Abduction, Detention, & Torture 

Prior detentions

50.0% Yes 2
 
 
50.0% No 2

Prior torture

50.0% Yes 2
 
 
0.0% No 0

Abduction preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

100.0% Yes 4
 
 
0.0% No 0

Security officials informed witnesses where they were taking the victim

0.0% Yes 0
 
 
100.0% No 4

Witnesses to abduction

100.0% Yes 4
 

Victim abduction location

50.0% Victim’s residence 2
 
25.0% Friend/relative's residence 1
 
25.0% Village fields 1
 

Detention facility type

Data forthcoming


Preceding detention location known

50.0% Yes 2
 
 
25.0% No 1

Witnesses to detention preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming


Security official response to victim status

75.0% Gave no response 3
 

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

0.0% Yes 0
 
 
75.0% No 3

Enforced Disappearances vs. Extrajudicial Executions 

Classification

50.0% Extrajudicial executions 2
 
 
50.0% Enforced disappearances 2

Number of victims per family

50.0% 1 victim 2
 
50.0% 2 victim 2
 

Related incidents

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

Body Disposal 

Body disposal by security forces


Security forces returned body

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

Condition of corpse, if known


Security Forces Implicated 

Names of involved security officials known

0.0% Yes 0
 
 
50.0% No 2

Security forces uniformed

75.0% Yes 3
 
 
0.0% No 0

Type(s) of security forces involved in abduction

100.0% Punjab Police 4
 

Type(s) of security forces involved in extrajudicial execution

50.0% Punjab police 2
 

Militancy Involvement 

Combatant status

0.0% Combatant 0
 
 
100.0% Non-combatant 4

Non-combatant, provided support to militants

0.0% Yes 0
 
 
100.0% No 4

If provided support, support was voluntary

0.0% Yes 0
 
 
0.0% No 0

Remedies & Impact 

Approached court or commission

75.0% Yes 3
 
 
25.0% No 1

Approached security officials

75.0% Yes 3
 
 
25.0% No 1

Reason the family did not pursue any kind of action

25.0% Afraid of retaliation 1
 
25.0% Couldn’t afford 1
 
25.0% Believed it would have been ineffective 1
 

Remedies desired from government

100.0% Truth commission 4
 
100.0% Monetary compensation to family 4
 
75.0% Criminal sanctions against those responsible 3
 
50.0% Investigations into abuses 2
 
50.0% Employment 2
 
25.0% Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths 1
 

Year & District 

District

25.0% Bathinda 1
 
50.0% Faridkot 2
 
25.0% Fatehgarh Sahib 1
 

Year

0.0% 1981 0
 
0.0% 1982 0
 
0.0% 1983 0
 
0.0% 1984 0
 
0.0% 1985 0
 
0.0% 1986 0
 
0.0% 1987 0
 
0.0% 1988 0
 
0.0% 1989 0
 
25.0% 1990 1
 
0.0% 1991 0
 
75.0% 1992 3
 
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.