Kharar

District: Rupnagar

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


13 documented cases in Kharar Subdistrict

Bhajauli, 1 case
Gharuan, 3
Padiala, 1
Paraul, 1
Popna, 1
Sil, 2

Key statistics for documented cases in Kharar Subdistrict

Victim Demographics 

Gender

92.3% Male 12
 
 
7.7% Female 1

Marital status

46.2% Not married 6
 
 
53.8% Married 7

If married, did the victim have children?

46.2% Yes 6
 
 
7.7% No 1


Total children surviving victims: 16


Religion

100.0% Sikh 13
 

Caste

92.3% Jat 12
 
 
7.7% Non-Jat 1

Age

61.5% 18-33 8
 
30.8% 34-49 4
 
7.7% 65+ 1
 

Education

30.8% No education 4
 
23.1% Primary school 3
 
46.2% High school 6
 

Employment

61.5% Farmer/agriculture 8
 
7.7% Driver (bus/truck/car) 1
 
7.7% Housewife 1
 
23.1% Other 3
 

Urban / Rural

100.0% Rural 13
 
 
0.0% Urban 0

Abduction, Detention, & Torture 

Prior detentions

46.2% Yes 6
 
 
53.8% No 7

Prior torture

38.5% Yes 5
 
 
7.7% No 1

Abduction preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

92.3% Yes 12
 
 
7.7% No 1

Security officials informed witnesses where they were taking the victim

10.0% Yes 1
 
 
50.0% No 5

Witnesses to abduction

76.9% Yes 10
 
 
7.7% No 1

Victim abduction location

30.8% Victim’s residence 4
 
23.1% Village fields 3
 
7.7% Checkpoint (naka) 1
 
7.7% Friend/relative's residence 1
 
7.7% Police station 1
 
7.7% Bus station/stand 1
 
7.7% Other 1
 

Detention facility type

Data forthcoming


Preceding detention location known

69.2% Yes 9
 
 
23.1% No 3

Witnesses to detention preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming


Security official response to victim status

15.4% Denied involvement 2
 
15.4% Gave no response 2
 
15.4% Told family to go to another police station 2
 
7.7% Other 1
 
7.7% Admitted extrajudicial execution with no explanation 1
 
7.7% Victim had escaped 1
 

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

0.0% Yes 0
 
 
84.6% No 11

Enforced Disappearances vs. Extrajudicial Executions 

Classification

76.9% Extrajudicial executions 10
 
 
23.1% Enforced disappearances 3

Number of victims per family

84.6% 1 victim 11
 
15.4% 2 victim 2
 

Related incidents

23.1% Genuine encounters in family 3
 
 
76.9% No genuine encounters in family 10

Body Disposal 

Body disposal by security forces

7.7% Cremated the body 1
 

Security forces returned body

30.8% Yes 4
 
7.7% Yes, but forced immediate cremation 1
 
38.5% No 5
 

Condition of corpse, if known

15.4% Bullet wounds 2
 
15.4% Other 2
 
7.7% Missing hair from head or face 1
 

Security Forces Implicated 

Names of involved security officials known

53.8% Yes 7
 
 
38.5% No 5

Security forces uniformed

90.0% Yes 9
 
 
20.0% No 2

Type(s) of security forces involved in abduction

76.9% Punjab Police 10
 
15.4% Criminal Investigation Agency 2
 
7.7% Other 1
 

Type(s) of security forces involved in extrajudicial execution

61.5% Punjab police 8
 
23.1% Criminal Investigation Agency 3
 

Militancy Involvement 

Combatant status

7.7% Combatant 1
 
 
92.3% Non-combatant 12

Non-combatant, provided support to militants

23.1% Yes 3
 
 
69.2% No 9

If provided support, support was voluntary

23.1% Yes 3
 
 
0.0% No 0

Remedies & Impact 

Approached court or commission

61.5% Yes 8
 
 
38.5% No 5

Approached security officials

30.8% Yes 4
 
 
69.2% No 9

Reason the family did not pursue any kind of action

38.5% Afraid of retaliation 5
 
30.8% Not applicable 4
 
23.1% Couldn’t afford 3
 
7.7% Didn’t know what to do 1
 

Remedies desired from government

92.3% Truth commission 12
 
84.6% Monetary compensation to family 11
 
69.2% Employment 9
 
30.8% Investigations into abuses 4
 
30.8% Rehabilitation services to family members 4
 
15.4% Criminal sanctions against those responsible 2
 

Year & District 

District

100.0% Rupnagar 13
 

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
 
0.0% 1987 0
 
0.0% 1988 0
 
15.4% 1989 2
 
0.0% 1990 0
 
30.8% 1991 4
 
23.1% 1992 3
 
7.7% 1993 1
 
15.4% 1994 2
 
0.0% 1995 0
 
0.0% 1996 0
 
0.0% 1997 0
 
0.0% 1998 0
 
7.7% 1999 1
 
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
 
0.0% Date Unknown 0