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 27
 
 
0.0% Female 0

Marital status

74.1% Not married 20
 
 
25.9% Married 7

If married, did the victim have children?

25.9% Yes 7
 


Total children surviving victims: 15


Religion

88.9% Sikh 24
 
 
11.1% Non-Sikh 3

Caste

51.9% Non-Jat 14
 
 
48.1% Jat 13

Age

92.6% 18-33 25
 
7.4% 34-49 2
 

Education

3.7% No education 1
 
11.1% Primary school 3
 
25.9% Middle school 7
 
37.0% High school 10
 
7.4% Some college 2
 
7.4% Graduate degree 2
 
7.4% Vocational degree 2
 

Employment

29.6% Farmer/agriculture 8
 
22.2% Student 6
 
11.1% Day labourer 3
 
7.4% Driver (bus/truck/car) 2
 
7.4% Unemployed 2
 
7.4% Shopkeeper 2
 
3.7% Carpenter 1
 
3.7% Mechanic 1
 
18.5% Other 5
 

Urban / Rural

92.6% Rural 25
 
 
7.4% Urban 2

Abduction, Detention, & Torture 

Prior detentions

51.9% Yes 14
 
 
44.4% No 12

Prior torture

48.1% Yes 13
 
 
3.7% No 1

Abduction preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

85.2% Yes 23
 
 
14.8% No 4

Security officials informed witnesses where they were taking the victim

27.8% Yes 5
 
 
77.8% No 14

Witnesses to abduction

66.7% Yes 18
 

Victim abduction location

25.9% Victim’s residence 7
 
22.2% Roadside 6
 
7.4% Village fields 2
 
7.4% Friend/relative's residence 2
 
7.4% Police station 2
 
3.7% Village drain 1
 
3.7% Bus station/stand 1
 
7.4% Other 2
 

Detention facility type

Data forthcoming


Preceding detention location known

59.3% Yes 16
 
 
25.9% No 7

Witnesses to detention preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming


Security official response to victim status

18.5% Gave no response 5
 
18.5% Other 5
 
11.1% Told family to go to another police station 3
 
3.7% Denied involvement 1
 

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

11.1% Yes 3
 
 
70.4% No 19

Enforced Disappearances vs. Extrajudicial Executions 

Classification

88.9% Extrajudicial executions 24
 
 
11.1% Enforced disappearances 3

Number of victims per family

100.0% 1 victim 27
 

Related incidents

0.0% Genuine encounters in family 0
 
 
100.0% No genuine encounters in family 27

Body Disposal 

Body disposal by security forces

22.2% Cremated the body 6
 

Security forces returned body

25.9% Yes 7
 
7.4% Yes, but forced immediate cremation 2
 
55.6% No 15
 

Condition of corpse, if known

29.6% Bullet wounds 8
 
11.1% Cuts/wounds 3
 
3.7% Other 1
 
3.7% Bruises 1
 
3.7% Missing hair from head or face 1
 
3.7% Broken bones 1
 
3.7% Burn marks 1
 
3.7% Missing fingernails 1
 

Security Forces Implicated 

Names of involved security officials known

59.3% Yes 16
 
 
22.2% No 6

Security forces uniformed

111.1% Yes 20
 
 
5.6% No 1

Type(s) of security forces involved in abduction

77.8% Punjab Police 21
 
18.5% Criminal Investigation Agency 5
 
11.1% CRPF 3
 

Type(s) of security forces involved in extrajudicial execution

63.0% Punjab police 17
 
18.5% Criminal Investigation Agency 5
 
7.4% CRPF 2
 
3.7% BSF 1
 
3.7% Black cat 1
 

Militancy Involvement 

Combatant status

44.4% Combatant 12
 
 
44.4% Non-combatant 12

Non-combatant, provided support to militants

11.1% Yes 3
 
 
29.6% No 8

If provided support, support was voluntary

3.7% Yes 1
 
 
7.4% No 2

Remedies & Impact 

Approached court or commission

11.1% Yes 3
 
 
88.9% No 24

Approached security officials

48.1% Yes 13
 
 
51.9% No 14

Reason the family did not pursue any kind of action

66.7% Afraid of retaliation 18
 
33.3% Couldn’t afford 9
 
33.3% Didn’t know what to do 9
 
22.2% Believed it would have been ineffective 6
 
7.4% Other 2
 
7.4% Not applicable 2
 

Remedies desired from government

74.1% Truth commission 20
 
66.7% Monetary compensation to family 18
 
48.1% Investigations into abuses 13
 
48.1% Employment 13
 
40.7% Criminal sanctions against those responsible 11
 
18.5% Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths 5
 
14.8% Memorial for victims 4
 
11.1% Rehabilitation services to family members 3
 
7.4% Desire nothing from government 2
 

Year & District 

District

100.0% Hoshiarpur 27
 

Year

0.0% 1981 0
 
0.0% 1982 0
 
0.0% 1983 0
 
3.7% 1984 1
 
0.0% 1985 0
 
7.4% 1986 2
 
11.1% 1987 3
 
11.1% 1988 3
 
11.1% 1989 3
 
0.0% 1990 0
 
11.1% 1991 3
 
33.3% 1992 9
 
3.7% 1993 1
 
0.0% 1994 0
 
0.0% 1995 0
 
0.0% 1996 0
 
3.7% 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
 
3.7% Date Unknown 1