Garhshankar

District: Hoshiarpur

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


20 documented cases in Garhshankar Subdistrict

Akalgarh, 1 case
Badon, 1
Bham, 1
Moila, 3
Rihala, 1
Suna, 1

Key statistics for documented cases in Garhshankar Subdistrict

Victim Demographics 

Gender

100.0% Male 20
 
 
0.0% Female 0

Marital status

95.0% Not married 19
 
 
5.0% Married 1

If married, did the victim have children?

5.0% No 1
 


Total children surviving victims: 0


Religion

95.0% Sikh 19
 
 
5.0% Non-Sikh 1

Caste

75.0% Jat 15
 
 
25.0% Non-Jat 5

Age

5.0% 0-17 1
 
95.0% 18-33 19
 

Education

5.0% No education 1
 
10.0% Primary school 2
 
15.0% Middle school 3
 
30.0% High school 6
 
25.0% Some college 5
 
5.0% College degree 1
 
10.0% Graduate degree 2
 

Employment

40.0% Student 8
 
35.0% Farmer/agriculture 7
 
10.0% Shopkeeper 2
 
5.0% Day labourer 1
 
5.0% Driver (bus/truck/car) 1
 
20.0% Other 4
 

Urban / Rural

95.0% Rural 19
 
 
5.0% Urban 1

Abduction, Detention, & Torture 

Prior detentions

70.0% Yes 14
 
 
30.0% No 6

Prior torture

70.0% Yes 14
 
 
0.0% No 0

Abduction preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

75.0% Yes 15
 
 
25.0% No 5

Security officials informed witnesses where they were taking the victim

18.2% Yes 2
 
 
54.5% No 6

Witnesses to abduction

55.0% Yes 11
 
 
10.0% No 2

Victim abduction location

25.0% Victim’s residence 5
 
10.0% Village fields 2
 
5.0% Bus station/stand 1
 
5.0% Roadside 1
 
5.0% Friend/relative's residence 1
 
5.0% Shop/market 1
 
10.0% Other 2
 

Detention facility type

Data forthcoming


Preceding detention location known

55.0% Yes 11
 
 
15.0% No 3

Witnesses to detention preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming


Security official response to victim status

15.0% Denied involvement 3
 
10.0% Other 2
 
10.0% Gave no response 2
 
5.0% Victim killed in crossfire with militants 1
 
5.0% Killed victim in an “encounter” 1
 

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

5.0% Yes 1
 
 
60.0% No 12

Enforced Disappearances vs. Extrajudicial Executions 

Classification

80.0% Extrajudicial executions 16
 
 
20.0% Enforced disappearances 4

Number of victims per family

80.0% 1 victim 16
 
20.0% 2 victim 4
 

Related incidents

0.0% Genuine encounters in family 0
 
 
100.0% No genuine encounters in family 20

Body Disposal 

Body disposal by security forces

10.0% Cremated the body 2
 
5.0% Buried the body 1
 

Security forces returned body

15.0% Yes 3
 
0.0% Yes, but forced immediate cremation 0
 
65.0% No 13
 

Condition of corpse, if known

5.0% Other 1
 
5.0% Bullet wounds 1
 
5.0% Burn marks 1
 
5.0% Cuts/wounds 1
 

Security Forces Implicated 

Names of involved security officials known

45.0% Yes 9
 
 
15.0% No 3

Security forces uniformed

90.9% Yes 10
 
 
9.1% No 1

Type(s) of security forces involved in abduction

55.0% Punjab Police 11
 
10.0% Criminal Investigation Agency 2
 
10.0% CRPF 2
 
5.0% Other 1
 

Type(s) of security forces involved in extrajudicial execution

65.0% Punjab police 13
 
10.0% Criminal Investigation Agency 2
 
5.0% Other 1
 

Militancy Involvement 

Combatant status

40.0% Combatant 8
 
 
60.0% Non-combatant 12

Non-combatant, provided support to militants

20.0% Yes 4
 
 
35.0% No 7

If provided support, support was voluntary

15.0% Yes 3
 
 
5.0% No 1

Remedies & Impact 

Approached court or commission

20.0% Yes 4
 
 
80.0% No 16

Approached security officials

45.0% Yes 9
 
 
50.0% No 10

Reason the family did not pursue any kind of action

50.0% Afraid of retaliation 10
 
40.0% Didn’t know what to do 8
 
25.0% Believed it would have been ineffective 5
 
15.0% Couldn’t afford 3
 
10.0% Not applicable 2
 

Remedies desired from government

70.0% Truth commission 14
 
55.0% Monetary compensation to family 11
 
50.0% Investigations into abuses 10
 
35.0% Employment 7
 
30.0% Criminal sanctions against those responsible 6
 
15.0% Desire nothing from government 3
 
10.0% Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths 2
 
5.0% Other 1
 
5.0% Memorial for victims 1
 

Year & District 

District

100.0% Hoshiarpur 20
 

Year

0.0% 1981 0
 
0.0% 1982 0
 
0.0% 1983 0
 
0.0% 1984 0
 
0.0% 1985 0
 
0.0% 1986 0
 
15.0% 1987 3
 
5.0% 1988 1
 
5.0% 1989 1
 
0.0% 1990 0
 
15.0% 1991 3
 
20.0% 1992 4
 
15.0% 1993 3
 
10.0% 1994 2
 
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
 
15.0% Date Unknown 3