Khadoor Sahib

District: Amritsar

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


Key statistics for documented cases in Khadoor Sahib Subdistrict

Victim Demographics 

Gender

97.5% Male 193
 
 
2.5% Female 5

Marital status

57.6% Not married 114
 
 
42.4% Married 84

If married, did the victim have children?

36.4% Yes 72
 
 
4.5% No 9


Total children surviving victims: 200


Religion

99.5% Sikh 197
 
 
0.5% Non-Sikh 1

Caste

72.2% Jat 143
 
 
27.8% Non-Jat 55

Age

5.1% 0-17 10
 
71.2% 18-33 141
 
14.6% 34-49 29
 
3.5% 50-64 7
 
2.0% 65+ 4
 

Education

20.2% No education 40
 
22.7% Primary school 45
 
15.7% Middle school 31
 
34.8% High school 69
 
1.0% Some college 2
 
2.5% College degree 5
 
2.0% Graduate degree 4
 
1.0% Vocational degree 2
 

Employment

37.9% Farmer/agriculture 75
 
20.2% Day labourer 40
 
8.1% Shopkeeper 16
 
5.6% Driver (bus/truck/car) 11
 
5.1% Student 10
 
5.1% Unemployed 10
 
1.5% Housewife 3
 
0.5% Mechanic 1
 
20.2% Other 40
 

Urban / Rural

100.0% Rural 198
 
 
0.0% Urban 0

Abduction, Detention, & Torture 

Prior detentions

33.8% Yes 67
 
 
64.6% No 128

Prior torture

22.7% Yes 45
 
 
11.1% No 22

Abduction preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

82.3% Yes 163
 
 
16.7% No 33

Security officials informed witnesses where they were taking the victim

26.1% Yes 35
 
 
71.6% No 96

Witnesses to abduction

67.7% Yes 134
 
 
1.0% No 2

Victim abduction location

22.2% Victim’s residence 44
 
19.7% Roadside 39
 
12.1% Friend/relative's residence 24
 
5.6% Village fields 11
 
2.0% Police station 4
 
2.0% Checkpoint (naka) 4
 
2.0% Shop/market 4
 
1.0% Village drain 2
 
13.6% Other 27
 

Detention facility type

Data forthcoming


Preceding detention location known

61.1% Yes 121
 
 
21.2% No 42

Witnesses to detention preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming


Security official response to victim status

17.7% Denied involvement 35
 
15.2% Other 30
 
12.1% Gave no response 24
 
10.1% Told family to go to another police station 20
 
9.1% Admitted extrajudicial execution with no explanation 18
 
3.5% Admitted custody only 7
 
3.5% Killed victim in an “encounter” 7
 
2.5% Victim had escaped 5
 
0.5% Victim killed in crossfire with militants 1
 
0.5% Victim accidentally killed in custody 1
 
0.5% Victim killed while trying to escape 1
 

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

3.0% Yes 6
 
 
48.5% No 96

Enforced Disappearances vs. Extrajudicial Executions 

Classification

84.8% Extrajudicial executions 168
 
 
15.2% Enforced disappearances 30

Number of victims per family

82.3% 1 victim 163
 
9.6% 2 victims 19
 
7.1% 3 victims 14
 
1.0% 5 victims 2
 

Related incidents

0.5% Genuine encounters in family 1
 
 
97.5% No genuine encounters in family 193

Body Disposal 

Body disposal by security forces

30.8% Cremated the body 61
 
6.1% Dumped body in canal or river 12
 

Security forces returned body

8.6% Yes 17
 
2.0% Yes, but forced immediate cremation 4
 
74.2% No 147
 

Condition of corpse, if known

9.6% Bullet wounds 19
 
1.5% Other 3
 
1.5% Cuts/wounds 3
 
1.5% Broken bones 3
 
0.5% Bruises 1
 
0.5% Burn marks 1
 
0.5% Missing fingernails 1
 

Security Forces Implicated 

Names of involved security officials known

60.6% Yes 120
 
 
20.2% No 40

Security forces uniformed

94.8% Yes 127
 
 
6.7% No 9

Type(s) of security forces involved in abduction

73.2% Punjab Police 145
 
12.6% CRPF 25
 
3.0% Army 6
 
2.0% BSF 4
 
2.0% Criminal Investigation Agency 4
 
1.5% Black cat 3
 
1.0% Other 2
 

Type(s) of security forces involved in extrajudicial execution

69.7% Punjab police 138
 
9.1% CRPF 18
 
2.0% Army 4
 
1.5% Black cat 3
 
1.0% BSF 2
 
0.5% Criminal Investigation Agency 1
 
0.5% Other 1
 

Militancy Involvement 

Combatant status

26.8% Combatant 53
 
 
70.2% Non-combatant 139

Non-combatant, provided support to militants

25.3% Yes 50
 
 
42.9% No 85

If provided support, support was voluntary

12.1% Yes 24
 
 
10.6% No 21

Remedies & Impact 

Approached court or commission

61.1% Yes 121
 
 
35.4% No 70

Approached security officials

56.6% Yes 112
 
 
41.9% No 83

Reason the family did not pursue any kind of action

27.8% Afraid of retaliation 55
 
10.6% Didn’t know what to do 21
 
7.6% Believed it would have been ineffective 15
 
5.1% Couldn’t afford 10
 
4.0% Not applicable 8
 
0.5% Other 1
 

Remedies desired from government

83.3% Monetary compensation to family 165
 
69.2% Employment 137
 
48.0% Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths 95
 
48.0% Truth commission 95
 
41.9% Criminal Sanctions against those responsible 83
 
18.2% Investigations into abuses 36
 
6.6% Rehabilitation services to family members 13
 
4.0% Memorial for victims 8
 
3.5% Other 7
 
1.0% Desire nothing from government 2
 

Time & Place  

District

100.0% Amritsar 198
 

Year

0.0% 1981 0
 
0.5% 1982 1
 
0.0% 1983 0
 
1.5% 1984 3
 
0.5% 1985 1
 
0.5% 1986 1
 
9.1% 1987 18
 
4.5% 1988 9
 
4.5% 1989 9
 
7.6% 1990 15
 
20.7% 1991 41
 
28.3% 1992 56
 
14.1% 1993 28
 
5.1% 1994 10
 
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