Phagwara

District: Kapurthala

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


30 documented cases in Phagwara Subdistrict

Atholi, 1 case
Chaheru, 3
Dhadda, 2
Pandori, 1
Wahid, 1

Key statistics for documented cases in Phagwara Subdistrict

Victim Demographics 

Gender

96.7% Male 29
 
 
3.3% Female 1

Marital status

43.3% Not married 13
 
 
56.7% Married 17

If married, did the victim have children?

46.7% Yes 14
 
 
10.0% No 3


Total children surviving victims: 42


Religion

93.3% Sikh 28
 
 
6.7% Non-Sikh 2

Caste

63.3% Jat 19
 
 
36.7% Non-Jat 11

Age

3.3% 0-17 1
 
66.7% 18-33 20
 
13.3% 34-49 4
 
13.3% 50-64 4
 

Education

13.3% No education 4
 
20.0% Primary school 6
 
10.0% Middle school 3
 
40.0% High school 12
 
3.3% College degree 1
 
13.3% Graduate degree 4
 

Employment

60.0% Farmer/agriculture 18
 
10.0% Student 3
 
6.7% Unemployed 2
 
6.7% Day labourer 2
 
3.3% Housewife 1
 
3.3% Mechanic 1
 
3.3% Carpenter 1
 
20.0% Other 6
 

Urban / Rural

86.7% Rural 26
 
 
13.3% Urban 4

Abduction, Detention, & Torture 

Prior detentions

53.3% Yes 16
 
 
46.7% No 14

Prior torture

43.3% Yes 13
 
 
10.0% No 3

Abduction preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

70.0% Yes 21
 
 
30.0% No 9

Security officials informed witnesses where they were taking the victim

28.6% Yes 2
 
 
200.0% No 14

Witnesses to abduction

23.3% Yes 7
 
 
16.7% No 5

Victim abduction location

16.7% Roadside 5
 
13.3% Victim’s residence 4
 
10.0% Village fields 3
 
6.7% Friend/relative's residence 2
 
3.3% Shop/market 1
 
16.7% Other 5
 

Detention facility type

Data forthcoming


Preceding detention location known

36.7% Yes 11
 
 
30.0% No 9

Witnesses to detention preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming


Security official response to victim status

23.3% Denied involvement 7
 
13.3% Killed victim in an “encounter” 4
 
10.0% Gave no response 3
 
6.7% Told family to go to another police station 2
 
6.7% Victim had escaped 2
 
6.7% Other 2
 
3.3% Victim killed by militants 1
 
3.3% Admitted extrajudicial execution with no explanation 1
 

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

6.7% Yes 2
 
 
56.7% No 17

Enforced Disappearances vs. Extrajudicial Executions 

Classification

80.0% Extrajudicial executions 24
 
 
20.0% Enforced disappearances 6

Number of victims per family

76.7% 1 victim 23
 
13.3% 2 victim 4
 
10.0% 3 victim 3
 

Related incidents

3.3% Genuine encounters in family 1
 
 
96.7% No genuine encounters in family 29

Body Disposal 

Body disposal by security forces

13.3% Cremated the body 4
 
3.3% Dumped body in canal or river 1
 

Security forces returned body

43.3% Yes 13
 
0.0% Yes, but forced immediate cremation 0
 
36.7% No 11
 

Condition of corpse, if known

36.7% Bullet wounds 11
 
13.3% Bruises 4
 
10.0% Broken bones 3
 
3.3% Burn marks 1
 
3.3% Other 1
 

Security Forces Implicated 

Names of involved security officials known

53.3% Yes 16
 
 
10.0% No 3

Security forces uniformed

171.4% Yes 12
 
 
28.6% No 2

Type(s) of security forces involved in abduction

66.7% Punjab Police 20
 
6.7% CRPF 2
 
3.3% Criminal Investigation Agency 1
 
3.3% Black cat 1
 

Type(s) of security forces involved in extrajudicial execution

63.3% Punjab police 19
 
10.0% CRPF 3
 
6.7% Criminal Investigation Agency 2
 
3.3% Other 1
 
3.3% Black cat 1
 

Militancy Involvement 

Combatant status

53.3% Combatant 16
 
 
46.7% Non-combatant 14

Non-combatant, provided support to militants

13.3% Yes 4
 
 
33.3% No 10

If provided support, support was voluntary

10.0% Yes 3
 
 
0.0% No 0

Remedies & Impact 

Approached court or commission

36.7% Yes 11
 
 
60.0% No 18

Approached security officials

60.0% Yes 18
 
 
40.0% No 12

Reason the family did not pursue any kind of action

46.7% Afraid of retaliation 14
 
10.0% Didn’t know what to do 3
 
10.0% Believed it would have been ineffective 3
 
6.7% Not applicable 2
 
3.3% Other 1
 

Remedies desired from government

50.0% Truth commission 15
 
50.0% Monetary compensation to family 15
 
40.0% Criminal sanctions against those responsible 12
 
33.3% Employment 10
 
30.0% Desire nothing from government 9
 
30.0% Investigations into abuses 9
 
30.0% Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths 9
 
20.0% Memorial for victims 6
 
16.7% Rehabilitation services to family members 5
 

Year & District 

District

100.0% Kapurthala 30
 

Year

0.0% 1981 0
 
0.0% 1982 0
 
3.3% 1983 1
 
0.0% 1984 0
 
0.0% 1985 0
 
6.7% 1986 2
 
3.3% 1987 1
 
3.3% 1988 1
 
16.7% 1989 5
 
20.0% 1990 6
 
10.0% 1991 3
 
16.7% 1992 5
 
6.7% 1993 2
 
3.3% 1994 1
 
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
 
10.0% Date Unknown 3