Phillaur

District: Jalandhar

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


41 documented cases in Phillaur Subdistrict

Atta, 1 case
Aujla, 1
Bilga, 6
Birk, 2
Chuheki, 1
Dalewal, 1
Dalla, 1
Mandi, 1
Moron, 1
Powadra, 1
Samrai, 2
Sarhali, 1
Talwan, 4

Key statistics for documented cases in Phillaur Subdistrict

Victim Demographics 

Gender

100.0% Male 41
 
 
0.0% Female 0

Marital status

75.6% Not married 31
 
 
24.4% Married 10

If married, did the victim have children?

19.5% Yes 8
 
 
2.4% No 1


Total children surviving victims: 24


Religion

90.2% Sikh 37
 
 
9.8% Non-Sikh 4

Caste

63.4% Jat 26
 
 
36.6% Non-Jat 15

Age

4.9% 0-17 2
 
82.9% 18-33 34
 
7.3% 34-49 3
 
4.9% 50-64 2
 

Education

17.1% No education 7
 
14.6% Primary school 6
 
12.2% Middle school 5
 
26.8% High school 11
 
9.8% Some college 4
 
2.4% College degree 1
 
9.8% Graduate degree 4
 
7.3% Vocational degree 3
 

Employment

34.1% Student 14
 
29.3% Farmer/agriculture 12
 
12.2% Day labourer 5
 
7.3% Mechanic 3
 
4.9% Driver (bus/truck/car) 2
 
4.9% Carpenter 2
 
4.9% Shopkeeper 2
 
2.4% Unemployed 1
 
17.1% Other 7
 

Urban / Rural

100.0% Rural 41
 
 
0.0% Urban 0

Abduction, Detention, & Torture 

Prior detentions

65.9% Yes 27
 
 
34.1% No 14

Prior torture

51.2% Yes 21
 
 
14.6% No 6

Abduction preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

78.0% Yes 32
 
 
22.0% No 9

Security officials informed witnesses where they were taking the victim

12.5% Yes 2
 
 
118.8% No 19

Witnesses to abduction

39.0% Yes 16
 
 
19.5% No 8

Victim abduction location

19.5% Roadside 8
 
14.6% Friend/relative's residence 6
 
4.9% Bus station/stand 2
 
4.9% Shop/market 2
 
2.4% Victim’s residence 1
 
2.4% Village fields 1
 
2.4% Police station 1
 
2.4% Checkpoint (naka) 1
 
12.2% Other 5
 

Detention facility type

Data forthcoming


Preceding detention location known

39.0% Yes 16
 
 
39.0% No 16

Witnesses to detention preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming


Security official response to victim status

19.5% Other 8
 
14.6% Gave no response 6
 
7.3% Killed victim in an “encounter” 3
 
7.3% Denied involvement 3
 
4.9% Victim had escaped 2
 

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

4.9% Yes 2
 
 
65.9% No 27

Enforced Disappearances vs. Extrajudicial Executions 

Classification

78.0% Extrajudicial executions 32
 
 
22.0% Enforced disappearances 9

Number of victims per family

92.7% 1 victim 38
 
7.3% 2 victim 3
 

Related incidents

2.4% Genuine encounters in family 1
 
 
97.6% No genuine encounters in family 40

Body Disposal 

Body disposal by security forces

34.1% Cremated the body 14
 

Security forces returned body

19.5% Yes 8
 
4.9% Yes, but forced immediate cremation 2
 
53.7% No 22
 

Condition of corpse, if known

17.1% Bullet wounds 7
 
14.6% Bruises 6
 
4.9% Broken bones 2
 
4.9% Missing hair from head or face 2
 
2.4% Other 1
 
2.4% Missing fingernails 1
 
2.4% Cuts/wounds 1
 

Security Forces Implicated 

Names of involved security officials known

39.0% Yes 16
 
 
36.6% No 15

Security forces uniformed

106.2% Yes 17
 
 
6.2% No 1

Type(s) of security forces involved in abduction

73.2% Punjab Police 30
 
4.9% Black cat 2
 
4.9% CRPF 2
 
2.4% Criminal Investigation Agency 1
 

Type(s) of security forces involved in extrajudicial execution

70.7% Punjab police 29
 
14.6% CRPF 6
 
2.4% BSF 1
 
2.4% Criminal Investigation Agency 1
 
2.4% Black cat 1
 

Militancy Involvement 

Combatant status

51.2% Combatant 21
 
 
39.0% Non-combatant 16

Non-combatant, provided support to militants

2.4% Yes 1
 
 
36.6% No 15

If provided support, support was voluntary

2.4% Yes 1
 
 
0.0% No 0

Remedies & Impact 

Approached court or commission

2.4% Yes 1
 
 
92.7% No 38

Approached security officials

46.3% Yes 19
 
 
48.8% No 20

Reason the family did not pursue any kind of action

63.4% Afraid of retaliation 26
 
41.5% Didn’t know what to do 17
 
39.0% Believed it would have been ineffective 16
 
19.5% Couldn’t afford 8
 
2.4% Not applicable 1
 

Remedies desired from government

63.4% Criminal sanctions against those responsible 26
 
48.8% Monetary compensation to family 20
 
46.3% Truth commission 19
 
31.7% Employment 13
 
29.3% Investigations into abuses 12
 
26.8% Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths 11
 
24.4% Memorial for victims 10
 
17.1% Rehabilitation services to family members 7
 
14.6% Desire nothing from government 6
 
7.3% Other 3
 

Year & District 

District

100.0% Jalandhar 41
 

Year

0.0% 1981 0
 
0.0% 1982 0
 
0.0% 1983 0
 
0.0% 1984 0
 
0.0% 1985 0
 
4.9% 1986 2
 
12.2% 1987 5
 
7.3% 1988 3
 
26.8% 1989 11
 
9.8% 1990 4
 
4.9% 1991 2
 
19.5% 1992 8
 
4.9% 1993 2
 
2.4% 1994 1
 
0.0% 1995 0
 
0.0% 1996 0
 
2.4% 1997 1
 
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
 
4.9% Date Unknown 2