Nawanshahr

District: Nawanshahr

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


37 documented cases in Nawanshahr Subdistrict

Alachaur, 3 cases
Behram, 2
Karnana, 4
Mazari, 3
Poonian, 2
Rehpa, 1
Sahlon, 2
Saloh, 1
Sujjon, 2

Key statistics for documented cases in Nawanshahr Subdistrict

Victim Demographics 

Gender

100.0% Male 37
 
 
0.0% Female 0

Marital status

75.7% Not married 28
 
 
24.3% Married 9

If married, did the victim have children?

18.9% Yes 7
 
 
2.7% No 1


Total children surviving victims: 21


Religion

86.5% Sikh 32
 
 
13.5% Non-Sikh 5

Caste

51.4% Jat 19
 
 
48.6% Non-Jat 18

Age

83.8% 18-33 31
 
13.5% 34-49 5
 

Education

5.4% No education 2
 
18.9% Primary school 7
 
24.3% Middle school 9
 
24.3% High school 9
 
5.4% Some college 2
 
10.8% College degree 4
 
5.4% Graduate degree 2
 
5.4% Vocational degree 2
 

Employment

45.9% Farmer/agriculture 17
 
16.2% Student 6
 
10.8% Driver (bus/truck/car) 4
 
5.4% Day labourer 2
 
2.7% Carpenter 1
 
2.7% Unemployed 1
 
2.7% Shopkeeper 1
 
2.7% Mechanic 1
 
18.9% Other 7
 

Urban / Rural

100.0% Rural 37
 
 
0.0% Urban 0

Abduction, Detention, & Torture 

Prior detentions

62.2% Yes 23
 
 
37.8% No 14

Prior torture

37.8% Yes 14
 
 
24.3% No 9

Abduction preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

78.4% Yes 29
 
 
16.2% No 6

Security officials informed witnesses where they were taking the victim

33.3% Yes 9
 
 
48.1% No 13

Witnesses to abduction

73.0% Yes 27
 

Victim abduction location

21.6% Victim’s residence 8
 
8.1% Police station 3
 
5.4% Village fields 2
 
5.4% Shop/market 2
 
2.7% Roadside 1
 
2.7% Bus station/stand 1
 
29.7% Other 11
 

Detention facility type

Data forthcoming


Preceding detention location known

21.6% Yes 8
 
 
51.4% No 19

Witnesses to detention preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming


Security official response to victim status

35.1% Gave no response 13
 
10.8% Told family to go to another police station 4
 
8.1% Killed victim in an “encounter” 3
 
2.7% Denied involvement 1
 
2.7% Victim had escaped 1
 

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

10.8% Yes 4
 
 
40.5% No 15

Enforced Disappearances vs. Extrajudicial Executions 

Classification

62.2% Extrajudicial executions 23
 
 
37.8% Enforced disappearances 14

Number of victims per family

89.2% 1 victim 33
 
10.8% 2 victim 4
 

Related incidents

2.7% Genuine encounters in family 1
 
 
64.9% No genuine encounters in family 24

Body Disposal 

Body disposal by security forces

13.5% Cremated the body 5
 

Security forces returned body

13.5% Yes 5
 
2.7% Yes, but forced immediate cremation 1
 
45.9% No 17
 

Condition of corpse, if known

10.8% Bullet wounds 4
 
5.4% Other 2
 
5.4% Broken bones 2
 
5.4% Cuts/wounds 2
 
2.7% Bruises 1
 

Security Forces Implicated 

Names of involved security officials known

27.0% Yes 10
 
 
24.3% No 9

Security forces uniformed

66.7% Yes 18
 
 
25.9% No 7

Type(s) of security forces involved in abduction

78.4% Punjab Police 29
 
8.1% CRPF 3
 
5.4% Black cat 2
 
2.7% Army 1
 
2.7% BSF 1
 

Type(s) of security forces involved in extrajudicial execution

56.8% Punjab police 21
 
2.7% CRPF 1
 

Militancy Involvement 

Combatant status

21.6% Combatant 8
 
 
62.2% Non-combatant 23

Non-combatant, provided support to militants

16.2% Yes 6
 
 
35.1% No 13

If provided support, support was voluntary

16.2% Yes 6
 
 
0.0% No 0

Remedies & Impact 

Approached court or commission

27.0% Yes 10
 
 
67.6% No 25

Approached security officials

59.5% Yes 22
 
 
40.5% No 15

Reason the family did not pursue any kind of action

35.1% Afraid of retaliation 13
 
35.1% Couldn’t afford 13
 
27.0% Believed it would have been ineffective 10
 
24.3% Didn’t know what to do 9
 
10.8% Not applicable 4
 
2.7% Other 1
 

Remedies desired from government

78.4% Truth commission 29
 
75.7% Investigations into abuses 28
 
54.1% Criminal sanctions against those responsible 20
 
35.1% Monetary compensation to family 13
 
32.4% Employment 12
 
24.3% Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths 9
 
10.8% Memorial for victims 4
 
8.1% Rehabilitation services to family members 3
 
5.4% Desire nothing from government 2
 
2.7% Other 1
 

Year & District 

District

100.0% Nawanshahr 37
 

Year

0.0% 1981 0
 
0.0% 1982 0
 
0.0% 1983 0
 
0.0% 1984 0
 
2.7% 1985 1
 
2.7% 1986 1
 
0.0% 1987 0
 
8.1% 1988 3
 
16.2% 1989 6
 
5.4% 1990 2
 
8.1% 1991 3
 
24.3% 1992 9
 
8.1% 1993 3
 
2.7% 1994 1
 
0.0% 1995 0
 
2.7% 1996 1
 
2.7% 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
 
16.2% Date Unknown 6