Gurdaspur

District: Gurdaspur

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


192 documented cases in Gurdaspur Subdistrict

Agwan, 1 case
Athwal, 2
Awankha, 1
Badhai, 1
Bagrian, 1
Balagan, 1
Baryar, 5
Beri, 1
Bhumbli, 4
Boparai, 1
Chitti, 1
Dostpur, 1
Dugri, 1
Gahlari, 2
Ganji, 1
Gazikot, 2
Gosal, 2
Gunopur, 3
Jandey, 1
Jharoli, 1
Jindher, 1
Kang, 2
Khara, 1
Khokhar, 1
Kohar, 3
Kunt, 1
Lopa, 1
Man, 1
Manepur, 1
Manepur, 2
Munan, 2
Nurpur, 1
Paswal, 2
Rose, 1
Sadda, 1
Satkoha, 3
Sidhwan, 1
Sohal, 2
Tatley, 2
Tung, 3

Key statistics for documented cases in Gurdaspur Subdistrict

Victim Demographics 

Gender

99.5% Male 191
 
 
0.5% Female 1

Marital status

63.5% Not married 122
 
 
35.9% Married 69

If married, did the victim have children?

32.8% Yes 63
 
 
2.6% No 5


Total children surviving victims: 178


Religion

98.4% Sikh 189
 
 
1.6% Non-Sikh 3

Caste

82.3% Jat 158
 
 
17.7% Non-Jat 34

Age

3.1% 0-17 6
 
75.5% 18-33 145
 
16.1% 34-49 31
 
2.6% 50-64 5
 
0.5% 65+ 1
 
0.5% Age unknown 1
 

Education

12.0% No education 23
 
11.5% Primary school 22
 
17.2% Middle school 33
 
42.2% High school 81
 
3.6% Some college 7
 
8.3% College degree 16
 
2.1% Graduate degree 4
 
2.6% Vocational degree 5
 

Employment

35.9% Farmer/agriculture 69
 
17.7% Student 34
 
6.8% Day labourer 13
 
6.2% Driver (bus/truck/car) 12
 
4.7% Shopkeeper 9
 
2.6% Mechanic 5
 
1.6% Unemployed 3
 
31.8% Other 61
 

Urban / Rural

93.2% Rural 179
 
 
6.8% Urban 13

Abduction, Detention, & Torture 

Prior detentions

55.2% Yes 106
 
 
44.3% No 85

Prior torture

49.0% Yes 94
 
 
6.2% No 12

Abduction preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

81.2% Yes 156
 
 
17.7% No 34

Security officials informed witnesses where they were taking the victim

29.4% Yes 40
 
 
70.6% No 96

Witnesses to abduction

70.8% Yes 136
 
 
2.1% No 4

Victim abduction location

19.3% Victim’s residence 37
 
15.6% Roadside 30
 
10.9% Friend/relative's residence 21
 
5.7% Shop/market 11
 
3.6% Village fields 7
 
2.6% Bus station/stand 5
 
2.1% Police station 4
 
1.6% Checkpoint (naka) 3
 
1.0% Village drain 2
 
15.6% Other 30
 

Detention facility type

Data forthcoming


Preceding detention location known

54.7% Yes 105
 
 
26.0% No 50

Witnesses to detention preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming


Security official response to victim status

13.5% Gave no response 26
 
8.9% Other 17
 
7.3% Killed victim in an “encounter” 14
 
5.2% Told family to go to another police station 10
 
4.7% Denied involvement 9
 
3.6% Admitted extrajudicial execution with no explanation 7
 
2.1% Admitted custody only 4
 
1.0% Victim had escaped 2
 
0.5% Victim killed in crossfire with militants 1
 
0.5% Victim accidentally killed in custody 1
 

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

5.7% Yes 11
 
 
35.4% No 68

Enforced Disappearances vs. Extrajudicial Executions 

Classification

88.5% Extrajudicial executions 170
 
 
11.5% Enforced disappearances 22

Number of victims per family

84.9% 1 victim 163
 
9.9% 2 victims 19
 
3.6% 3 victims 7
 
1.0% 4 victims 2
 

Related incidents

2.6% Genuine encounters in family 5
 
 
96.4% No genuine encounters in family 185

Body Disposal 

Body disposal by security forces

44.8% Cremated the body 86
 
1.0% Dumped body in canal or river 2
 

Security forces returned body

15.6% Yes 30
 
0.5% Yes, but forced immediate cremation 1
 
71.4% No 137
 

Condition of corpse, if known

11.5% Bullet wounds 22
 
4.2% Broken bones 8
 
3.6% Bruises 7
 
2.1% Missing hair from head or face 4
 
1.6% Burn marks 3
 
1.6% Cuts/wounds 3
 
1.0% Other 2
 
1.0% Missing fingernails 2
 

Security Forces Implicated 

Names of involved security officials known

60.4% Yes 116
 
 
24.0% No 46

Security forces uniformed

65.4% Yes 89
 
 
14.0% No 19

Type(s) of security forces involved in abduction

68.2% Punjab Police 131
 
5.2% BSF 10
 
3.6% CRPF 7
 
3.6% Other 7
 
1.6% Army 3
 
1.0% Black cat 2
 
1.0% Criminal Investigation Agency 2
 

Type(s) of security forces involved in extrajudicial execution

73.4% Punjab police 141
 
6.8% BSF 13
 
3.6% Black cat 7
 
3.6% Other 7
 
2.6% CRPF 5
 
2.1% Criminal Investigation Agency 4
 
0.5% Army 1
 

Militancy Involvement 

Combatant status

59.4% Combatant 114
 
 
38.5% Non-combatant 74

Non-combatant, provided support to militants

4.2% Yes 8
 
 
29.7% No 57

If provided support, support was voluntary

3.1% Yes 6
 
 
0.5% No 1

Remedies & Impact 

Approached court or commission

26.6% Yes 51
 
 
70.8% No 136

Approached security officials

34.9% Yes 67
 
 
63.0% No 121

Reason the family did not pursue any kind of action

55.2% Afraid of retaliation 106
 
26.0% Couldn’t afford 50
 
14.6% Didn’t know what to do 28
 
9.4% Believed it would have been ineffective 18
 
4.2% Not applicable 8
 

Remedies desired from government

76.6% Monetary compensation to family 147
 
56.8% Truth commission 109
 
55.2% Employment 106
 
53.1% Criminal Sanctions against those responsible 102
 
45.3% Memorial for victims 87
 
36.5% Investigations into abuses 70
 
33.9% Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths 65
 
31.8% Rehabilitation services to family members 61
 
3.6% Desire nothing from government 7
 
2.1% Other 4
 

Year & District  

District

100.0% Gurdaspur 192
 

Year

0.0% 1981 0
 
0.0% 1982 0
 
0.0% 1983 0
 
2.1% 1984 4
 
1.0% 1985 2
 
2.1% 1986 4
 
9.4% 1987 18
 
4.2% 1988 8
 
6.2% 1989 12
 
10.4% 1990 20
 
16.7% 1991 32
 
25.5% 1992 49
 
15.6% 1993 30
 
3.6% 1994 7
 
1.0% 1995 2
 
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