Muktsar

District: Muktsar

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


32 documented cases in Muktsar Subdistrict

Bhullar, 1 case
Madrasa, 1
Muktsar, 4
Tamkot, 1

Key statistics for documented cases in Muktsar Subdistrict

Victim Demographics 

Gender

100.0% Male 32
 
 
0.0% Female 0

Marital status

43.8% Not married 14
 
 
56.2% Married 18

If married, did the victim have children?

43.8% Yes 14
 
 
3.1% No 1


Total children surviving victims: 42


Religion

100.0% Sikh 32
 

Caste

78.1% Jat 25
 
 
21.9% Non-Jat 7

Age

3.1% 0-17 1
 
65.6% 18-33 21
 
18.8% 34-49 6
 
6.2% 50-64 2
 
3.1% 65+ 1
 

Education

43.8% No education 14
 
21.9% Primary school 7
 
9.4% Middle school 3
 
21.9% High school 7
 
3.1% College degree 1
 

Employment

59.4% Farmer/agriculture 19
 
12.5% Day labourer 4
 
3.1% Shopkeeper 1
 
3.1% Driver (bus/truck/car) 1
 
3.1% Mechanic 1
 
3.1% Student 1
 
18.8% Other 6
 

Urban / Rural

87.5% Rural 28
 
 
12.5% Urban 4

Abduction, Detention, & Torture 

Prior detentions

50.0% Yes 16
 
 
50.0% No 16

Prior torture

37.5% Yes 12
 
 
12.5% No 4

Abduction preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

62.5% Yes 20
 
 
37.5% No 12

Security officials informed witnesses where they were taking the victim

27.8% Yes 5
 
 
16.7% No 3

Witnesses to abduction

56.2% Yes 18
 

Victim abduction location

12.5% Victim’s residence 4
 
9.4% Friend/relative's residence 3
 
9.4% Police station 3
 
3.1% Checkpoint (naka) 1
 
3.1% Roadside 1
 
3.1% Village fields 1
 
3.1% Village drain 1
 
12.5% Other 4
 

Detention facility type

Data forthcoming


Preceding detention location known

46.9% Yes 15
 
 
15.6% No 5

Witnesses to detention preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming


Security official response to victim status

6.2% Gave no response 2
 
6.2% Denied involvement 2
 
3.1% Killed victim in an “encounter” 1
 
3.1% Victim had escaped 1
 
3.1% Told family to go to another police station 1
 
3.1% Other 1
 

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

0.0% Yes 0
 
 
50.0% No 16

Enforced Disappearances vs. Extrajudicial Executions 

Classification

84.4% Extrajudicial executions 27
 
 
15.6% Enforced disappearances 5

Number of victims per family

68.8% 1 victim 22
 
31.2% 2 victim 10
 

Related incidents

6.2% Genuine encounters in family 2
 
 
93.8% No genuine encounters in family 30

Body Disposal 

Body disposal by security forces

46.9% Cremated the body 15
 

Security forces returned body

12.5% Yes 4
 
0.0% Yes, but forced immediate cremation 0
 
71.9% No 23
 

Condition of corpse, if known

6.2% Bullet wounds 2
 
3.1% Other 1
 

Security Forces Implicated 

Names of involved security officials known

53.1% Yes 17
 
 
15.6% No 5

Security forces uniformed

100.0% Yes 18
 
 
0.0% No 0

Type(s) of security forces involved in abduction

62.5% Punjab Police 20
 
3.1% Other 1
 

Type(s) of security forces involved in extrajudicial execution

75.0% Punjab police 24
 
15.6% CRPF 5
 
6.2% BSF 2
 
6.2% Black cat 2
 
3.1% Army 1
 

Militancy Involvement 

Combatant status

68.8% Combatant 22
 
 
31.2% Non-combatant 10

Non-combatant, provided support to militants

12.5% Yes 4
 
 
18.8% No 6

If provided support, support was voluntary

6.2% Yes 2
 
 
6.2% No 2

Remedies & Impact 

Approached court or commission

15.6% Yes 5
 
 
84.4% No 27

Approached security officials

21.9% Yes 7
 
 
78.1% No 25

Reason the family did not pursue any kind of action

71.9% Afraid of retaliation 23
 
12.5% Didn’t know what to do 4
 
9.4% Couldn’t afford 3
 

Remedies desired from government

78.1% Monetary compensation to family 25
 
75.0% Employment 24
 
53.1% Truth commission 17
 
31.2% Investigations into abuses 10
 
28.1% Criminal sanctions against those responsible 9
 
12.5% Desire nothing from government 4
 
9.4% Memorial for victims 3
 
3.1% Rehabilitation services to family members 1
 

Year & District 

District

100.0% Muktsar 32
 

Year

0.0% 1981 0
 
0.0% 1982 0
 
0.0% 1983 0
 
3.1% 1984 1
 
0.0% 1985 0
 
0.0% 1986 0
 
0.0% 1987 0
 
0.0% 1988 0
 
15.6% 1989 5
 
28.1% 1990 9
 
15.6% 1991 5
 
15.6% 1992 5
 
18.8% 1993 6
 
0.0% 1994 0
 
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
 
3.1% Date Unknown 1