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

97.4% Male 186
 
 
2.6% Female 5

Marital status

56.5% Not married 108
 
 
43.5% Married 83

If married, did the victim have children?

37.7% Yes 72
 
 
4.7% No 9


Total children surviving victims: 196


Religion

99.5% Sikh 190
 
 
0.5% Non-Sikh 1

Caste

71.2% Jat 136
 
 
28.8% Non-Jat 55

Age

5.2% 0-17 10
 
71.2% 18-33 136
 
14.7% 34-49 28
 
3.7% 50-64 7
 
1.6% 65+ 3
 

Education

20.9% No education 40
 
21.5% Primary school 41
 
15.7% Middle school 30
 
35.6% High school 68
 
1.0% Some college 2
 
2.6% College degree 5
 
2.1% Graduate degree 4
 
0.5% Vocational degree 1
 

Employment

38.2% Farmer/agriculture 73
 
20.9% Day labourer 40
 
6.8% Shopkeeper 13
 
5.8% Driver (bus/truck/car) 11
 
5.2% Student 10
 
5.2% Unemployed 10
 
1.6% Housewife 3
 
0.5% Mechanic 1
 
19.9% Other 38
 

Urban / Rural

100.0% Rural 191
 
 
0.0% Urban 0

Abduction, Detention, & Torture 

Prior detentions

33.0% Yes 63
 
 
65.4% No 125

Prior torture

22.0% Yes 42
 
 
11.0% No 21

Abduction preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

82.2% Yes 157
 
 
17.3% No 33

Security officials informed witnesses where they were taking the victim

26.4% Yes 34
 
 
71.3% No 92

Witnesses to abduction

67.5% Yes 129
 
 
1.0% No 2

Victim abduction location

22.5% Victim’s residence 43
 
18.8% Roadside 36
 
11.5% Friend/relative's residence 22
 
5.8% Village fields 11
 
2.1% Shop/market 4
 
2.1% Police station 4
 
2.1% Checkpoint (naka) 4
 
1.0% Village drain 2
 
14.1% Other 27
 

Detention facility type

Data forthcoming


Preceding detention location known

62.3% Yes 119
 
 
19.9% No 38

Witnesses to detention preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming


Security official response to victim status

17.3% Denied involvement 33
 
16.2% Other 31
 
12.6% Gave no response 24
 
10.5% Told family to go to another police station 20
 
8.4% Admitted extrajudicial execution with no explanation 16
 
3.7% Killed victim in an “encounter” 7
 
3.7% Admitted custody only 7
 
2.6% 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

3.1% Yes 6
 
 
48.7% No 93

Enforced Disappearances vs. Extrajudicial Executions 

Classification

85.9% Extrajudicial executions 164
 
 
14.1% Enforced disappearances 27

Number of victims per family

84.3% 1 victim 161
 
7.9% 2 victim 15
 
6.8% 3 victim 13
 
1.0% 5 victim 2
 

Related incidents

0.5% Genuine encounters in family 1
 
 
97.9% No genuine encounters in family 187

Body Disposal 

Body disposal by security forces

31.4% Cremated the body 60
 
6.3% Dumped body in canal or river 12
 

Security forces returned body

8.9% Yes 17
 
2.1% Yes, but forced immediate cremation 4
 
74.9% No 143
 

Condition of corpse, if known

9.9% Bullet wounds 19
 
1.6% Other 3
 
1.6% Broken bones 3
 
1.6% Cuts/wounds 3
 
0.5% Bruises 1
 
0.5% Burn marks 1
 
0.5% Missing fingernails 1
 

Security Forces Implicated 

Names of involved security officials known

60.7% Yes 116
 
 
20.4% No 39

Security forces uniformed

94.6% Yes 122
 
 
6.2% No 8

Type(s) of security forces involved in abduction

72.8% Punjab Police 139
 
12.6% CRPF 24
 
3.1% Army 6
 
2.1% Black cat 4
 
2.1% Criminal Investigation Agency 4
 
2.1% BSF 4
 
1.0% Other 2
 

Type(s) of security forces involved in extrajudicial execution

71.2% Punjab police 136
 
9.4% CRPF 18
 
2.1% Army 4
 
1.6% Black cat 3
 
1.0% BSF 2
 
0.5% Other 1
 
0.5% Criminal Investigation Agency 1
 

Militancy Involvement 

Combatant status

26.7% Combatant 51
 
 
70.2% Non-combatant 134

Non-combatant, provided support to militants

24.1% Yes 46
 
 
44.0% No 84

If provided support, support was voluntary

11.0% Yes 21
 
 
10.5% No 20

Remedies & Impact 

Approached court or commission

61.3% Yes 117
 
 
35.1% No 67

Approached security officials

56.0% Yes 107
 
 
42.4% No 81

Reason the family did not pursue any kind of action

27.2% Afraid of retaliation 52
 
9.9% Didn’t know what to do 19
 
7.9% Believed it would have been ineffective 15
 
5.2% Couldn’t afford 10
 
4.2% Not applicable 8
 
0.5% Other 1
 

Remedies desired from government

83.8% Monetary compensation to family 160
 
68.6% Employment 131
 
47.6% Truth commission 91
 
47.1% Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths 90
 
40.8% Criminal sanctions against those responsible 78
 
15.7% Investigations into abuses 30
 
7.3% Rehabilitation services to family members 14
 
3.7% Other 7
 
2.6% Memorial for victims 5
 
1.0% Desire nothing from government 2
 

Year & District 

District

100.0% Amritsar 191
 

Year

0.0% 1981 0
 
0.5% 1982 1
 
0.0% 1983 0
 
1.6% 1984 3
 
0.5% 1985 1
 
0.5% 1986 1
 
9.4% 1987 18
 
4.7% 1988 9
 
4.7% 1989 9
 
7.3% 1990 14
 
19.4% 1991 37
 
28.3% 1992 54
 
14.7% 1993 28
 
5.2% 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
 
3.1% Date Unknown 6