Surinder Singh

Extrajudicial execution on April 14, 1984

Male, age 20-22


Demographics

Education

Middle school

Married

No

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


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Detention & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 1

Prior torture

Yes


Detention Locations

Data forthcoming in late 2018


Extrajudicial Execution on April 14, 1984

Additional data forthcoming


Body Disposal

Body returned

Yes, but forced immediate cremation

Cremation location

Gurdwara cremation ground, Chatiwind

Condition of corpse

Bullet wounds


Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in extrajudicial execution

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming in late 2018


Militancy Involvement

Combatant

Yes

Reason(s) for joining militancy

General persecution of Sikhs


Related Incidents

Forthcoming


Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

No

Legal remedies pursued

No, Believed it would have been ineffective

Impact on family

Family member(s) engaged in militant activity, Family became impoverished

Remedies desired from government

Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths; Criminal prosecution of those responsible; Truth commission; Investigations into abuses; Memorial for victims


Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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