Nawanshahr

District: Nawanshahr

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


38 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 38
 
 
0.0% Female 0

Marital status

76.3% Not married 29
 
 
23.7% Married 9

If married, did the victim have children?

18.4% Yes 7
 
 
2.6% No 1


Total children surviving victims: 21


Religion

86.8% Sikh 33
 
 
13.2% Non-Sikh 5

Caste

50.0% Jat 19
 
 
50.0% Non-Jat 19

Age

2.6% 0-17 1
 
81.6% 18-33 31
 
13.2% 34-49 5
 

Education

5.3% No education 2
 
18.4% Primary school 7
 
23.7% Middle school 9
 
26.3% High school 10
 
5.3% Some college 2
 
10.5% College degree 4
 
5.3% Graduate degree 2
 
5.3% Vocational degree 2
 

Employment

44.7% Farmer/agriculture 17
 
18.4% Student 7
 
10.5% Driver (bus/truck/car) 4
 
5.3% Day labourer 2
 
2.6% Shopkeeper 1
 
2.6% Mechanic 1
 
2.6% Carpenter 1
 
2.6% Unemployed 1
 
18.4% Other 7
 

Urban / Rural

97.4% Rural 37
 
 
2.6% Urban 1

Abduction, Detention, & Torture 

Prior detentions

60.5% Yes 23
 
 
39.5% No 15

Prior torture

36.8% Yes 14
 
 
23.7% No 9

Abduction preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

76.3% Yes 29
 
 
18.4% No 7

Security officials informed witnesses where they were taking the victim

33.3% Yes 9
 
 
48.1% No 13

Witnesses to abduction

71.1% Yes 27
 

Victim abduction location

21.1% Victim’s residence 8
 
7.9% Police station 3
 
5.3% Village fields 2
 
5.3% Shop/market 2
 
2.6% Roadside 1
 
2.6% Bus station/stand 1
 
28.9% Other 11
 

Detention facility type

Data forthcoming


Preceding detention location known

21.1% Yes 8
 
 
50.0% No 19

Witnesses to detention preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming


Security official response to victim status

34.2% Gave no response 13
 
10.5% Told family to go to another police station 4
 
7.9% Killed victim in an “encounter” 3
 
2.6% Denied involvement 1
 
2.6% Victim had escaped 1
 

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

10.5% Yes 4
 
 
39.5% No 15

Enforced Disappearances vs. Extrajudicial Executions 

Classification

60.5% Extrajudicial executions 23
 
 
39.5% Enforced disappearances 15

Number of victims per family

89.5% 1 victim 34
 
10.5% 2 victim 4
 

Related incidents

2.6% Genuine encounters in family 1
 
 
65.8% No genuine encounters in family 25

Body Disposal 

Body disposal by security forces

13.2% Cremated the body 5
 

Security forces returned body

13.2% Yes 5
 
2.6% Yes, but forced immediate cremation 1
 
44.7% No 17
 

Condition of corpse, if known

10.5% Bullet wounds 4
 
5.3% Cuts/wounds 2
 
5.3% Broken bones 2
 
5.3% Other 2
 
2.6% Bruises 1
 

Security Forces Implicated 

Names of involved security officials known

26.3% Yes 10
 
 
23.7% No 9

Security forces uniformed

66.7% Yes 18
 
 
25.9% No 7

Type(s) of security forces involved in abduction

76.3% Punjab Police 29
 
7.9% CRPF 3
 
5.3% Black cat 2
 
2.6% BSF 1
 
2.6% Army 1
 

Type(s) of security forces involved in extrajudicial execution

55.3% Punjab police 21
 
2.6% CRPF 1
 

Militancy Involvement 

Combatant status

21.1% Combatant 8
 
 
63.2% Non-combatant 24

Non-combatant, provided support to militants

15.8% Yes 6
 
 
36.8% No 14

If provided support, support was voluntary

15.8% Yes 6
 
 
0.0% No 0

Remedies & Impact 

Approached court or commission

26.3% Yes 10
 
 
68.4% No 26

Approached security officials

57.9% Yes 22
 
 
42.1% No 16

Reason the family did not pursue any kind of action

36.8% Afraid of retaliation 14
 
36.8% Couldn’t afford 14
 
28.9% Believed it would have been ineffective 11
 
23.7% Didn’t know what to do 9
 
10.5% Not applicable 4
 
2.6% Other 1
 

Remedies desired from government

78.9% Truth commission 30
 
76.3% Investigations into abuses 29
 
52.6% Criminal sanctions against those responsible 20
 
34.2% Monetary compensation to family 13
 
31.6% Employment 12
 
23.7% Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths 9
 
10.5% Memorial for victims 4
 
7.9% Rehabilitation services to family members 3
 
5.3% Desire nothing from government 2
 
5.3% Other 2
 

Year & District 

District

100.0% Nawanshahr 38
 

Year

0.0% 1981 0
 
0.0% 1982 0
 
0.0% 1983 0
 
0.0% 1984 0
 
2.6% 1985 1
 
2.6% 1986 1
 
0.0% 1987 0
 
7.9% 1988 3
 
15.8% 1989 6
 
5.3% 1990 2
 
7.9% 1991 3
 
23.7% 1992 9
 
7.9% 1993 3
 
2.6% 1994 1
 
0.0% 1995 0
 
2.6% 1996 1
 
2.6% 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
 
18.4% Date Unknown 7