Hoshiarpur

District: Hoshiarpur

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


Key statistics for documented cases in Hoshiarpur Subdistrict

Victim Demographics 

Gender

100.0% Male 26
 
 
0.0% Female 0

Marital status

73.1% Not married 19
 
 
26.9% Married 7

If married, did the victim have children?

26.9% Yes 7
 


Total children surviving victims: 15


Religion

88.5% Sikh 23
 
 
11.5% Non-Sikh 3

Caste

53.8% Non-Jat 14
 
 
46.2% Jat 12

Age

92.3% 18-33 24
 
7.7% 34-49 2
 

Education

3.8% No education 1
 
11.5% Primary school 3
 
23.1% Middle school 6
 
38.5% High school 10
 
7.7% Some college 2
 
7.7% Graduate degree 2
 
7.7% Vocational degree 2
 

Employment

26.9% Farmer/agriculture 7
 
23.1% Student 6
 
11.5% Day labourer 3
 
7.7% Driver (bus/truck/car) 2
 
7.7% Unemployed 2
 
7.7% Shopkeeper 2
 
3.8% Carpenter 1
 
3.8% Mechanic 1
 
19.2% Other 5
 

Urban / Rural

92.3% Rural 24
 
 
7.7% Urban 2

Abduction, Detention, & Torture 

Prior detentions

53.8% Yes 14
 
 
42.3% No 11

Prior torture

50.0% Yes 13
 
 
3.8% No 1

Abduction preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

84.6% Yes 22
 
 
15.4% No 4

Security officials informed witnesses where they were taking the victim

29.4% Yes 5
 
 
76.5% No 13

Witnesses to abduction

65.4% Yes 17
 

Victim abduction location

26.9% Victim’s residence 7
 
19.2% Roadside 5
 
7.7% Friend/relative's residence 2
 
7.7% Police station 2
 
7.7% Village fields 2
 
3.8% Village drain 1
 
3.8% Bus station/stand 1
 
7.7% Other 2
 

Detention facility type

Data forthcoming


Preceding detention location known

57.7% Yes 15
 
 
26.9% No 7

Witnesses to detention preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming


Security official response to victim status

19.2% Gave no response 5
 
19.2% Other 5
 
11.5% Told family to go to another police station 3
 
3.8% Denied involvement 1
 

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

11.5% Yes 3
 
 
73.1% No 19

Enforced Disappearances vs. Extrajudicial Executions 

Classification

88.5% Extrajudicial executions 23
 
 
11.5% Enforced disappearances 3

Number of victims per family

100.0% 1 victim 26
 

Related incidents

0.0% Genuine encounters in family 0
 
 
100.0% No genuine encounters in family 26

Body Disposal 

Body disposal by security forces

23.1% Cremated the body 6
 

Security forces returned body

26.9% Yes 7
 
7.7% Yes, but forced immediate cremation 2
 
53.8% No 14
 

Condition of corpse, if known

30.8% Bullet wounds 8
 
11.5% Cuts/wounds 3
 
3.8% Broken bones 1
 
3.8% Other 1
 
3.8% Missing hair from head or face 1
 
3.8% Bruises 1
 
3.8% Burn marks 1
 
3.8% Missing fingernails 1
 

Security Forces Implicated 

Names of involved security officials known

61.5% Yes 16
 
 
19.2% No 5

Security forces uniformed

111.8% Yes 19
 
 
5.9% No 1

Type(s) of security forces involved in abduction

76.9% Punjab Police 20
 
15.4% Criminal Investigation Agency 4
 
11.5% CRPF 3
 

Type(s) of security forces involved in extrajudicial execution

61.5% Punjab police 16
 
19.2% Criminal Investigation Agency 5
 
7.7% CRPF 2
 
3.8% Black cat 1
 
3.8% BSF 1
 

Militancy Involvement 

Combatant status

46.2% Combatant 12
 
 
46.2% Non-combatant 12

Non-combatant, provided support to militants

11.5% Yes 3
 
 
30.8% No 8

If provided support, support was voluntary

3.8% Yes 1
 
 
7.7% No 2

Remedies & Impact 

Approached court or commission

11.5% Yes 3
 
 
88.5% No 23

Approached security officials

50.0% Yes 13
 
 
50.0% No 13

Reason the family did not pursue any kind of action

65.4% Afraid of retaliation 17
 
34.6% Couldn’t afford 9
 
34.6% Didn’t know what to do 9
 
23.1% Believed it would have been ineffective 6
 
7.7% Not applicable 2
 
7.7% Other 2
 

Remedies desired from government

76.9% Truth commission 20
 
69.2% Monetary compensation to family 18
 
50.0% Investigations into abuses 13
 
50.0% Employment 13
 
42.3% Criminal Sanctions against those responsible 11
 
19.2% Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths 5
 
15.4% Memorial for victims 4
 
11.5% Rehabilitation services to family members 3
 
3.8% Desire nothing from government 1
 

Year & District  

District

100.0% Hoshiarpur 26
 

Year

0.0% 1981 0
 
0.0% 1982 0
 
0.0% 1983 0
 
3.8% 1984 1
 
0.0% 1985 0
 
7.7% 1986 2
 
11.5% 1987 3
 
11.5% 1988 3
 
11.5% 1989 3
 
0.0% 1990 0
 
7.7% 1991 2
 
34.6% 1992 9
 
3.8% 1993 1
 
0.0% 1994 0
 
0.0% 1995 0
 
0.0% 1996 0
 
3.8% 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