Balachaur

District: Nawanshahr

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


9 documented cases in Balachaur Subdistrict

Bachhauri, 2 cases
Bulewal, 1
Sahiba, 1

Key statistics for documented cases in Balachaur Subdistrict

Victim Demographics 

Gender

100.0% Male 9
 
 
0.0% Female 0

Marital status

55.6% Not married 5
 
 
44.4% Married 4

If married, did the victim have children?

44.4% Yes 4
 


Total children surviving victims: 14


Religion

100.0% Sikh 9
 

Caste

77.8% Jat 7
 
 
22.2% Non-Jat 2

Age

77.8% 18-33 7
 
11.1% 34-49 1
 

Education

11.1% Middle school 1
 
33.3% High school 3
 
11.1% Some college 1
 
22.2% College degree 2
 
22.2% Vocational degree 2
 

Employment

33.3% Farmer/agriculture 3
 
22.2% Student 2
 
44.4% Other 4
 

Urban / Rural

88.9% Rural 8
 
 
11.1% Urban 1

Abduction, Detention, & Torture 

Prior detentions

66.7% Yes 6
 
 
33.3% No 3

Prior torture

55.6% Yes 5
 
 
11.1% No 1

Abduction preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

77.8% Yes 7
 
 
0.0% No 0

Security officials informed witnesses where they were taking the victim

0.0% Yes 0
 
 
66.7% No 4

Witnesses to abduction

66.7% Yes 6
 

Victim abduction location

11.1% Victim’s residence 1
 
11.1% Village fields 1
 
11.1% Police station 1
 
22.2% Other 2
 

Detention facility type

Data forthcoming


Preceding detention location known

33.3% Yes 3
 
 
44.4% No 4

Witnesses to detention preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming


Security official response to victim status

44.4% Gave no response 4
 
33.3% Killed victim in an “encounter” 3
 
11.1% Told family to go to another police station 1
 

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

11.1% Yes 1
 
 
33.3% No 3

Enforced Disappearances vs. Extrajudicial Executions 

Classification

100.0% Extrajudicial executions 9
 
 
0.0% Enforced disappearances 0

Number of victims per family

100.0% 1 victim 9
 

Related incidents

0.0% Genuine encounters in family 0
 
 
100.0% No genuine encounters in family 9

Body Disposal 

Body disposal by security forces

11.1% Other 1
 

Security forces returned body

22.2% Yes 2
 
0.0% Yes, but forced immediate cremation 0
 
66.7% No 6
 

Condition of corpse, if known

22.2% Bullet wounds 2
 
22.2% Missing fingernails 2
 
11.1% Cuts/wounds 1
 

Security Forces Implicated 

Names of involved security officials known

22.2% Yes 2
 
 
44.4% No 4

Security forces uniformed

50.0% Yes 3
 
 
0.0% No 0

Type(s) of security forces involved in abduction

55.6% Punjab Police 5
 
11.1% CRPF 1
 

Type(s) of security forces involved in extrajudicial execution

77.8% Punjab police 7
 

Militancy Involvement 

Combatant status

33.3% Combatant 3
 
 
33.3% Non-combatant 3

Non-combatant, provided support to militants

0.0% Yes 0
 
 
11.1% No 1

If provided support, support was voluntary

0.0% Yes 0
 
 
0.0% No 0

Remedies & Impact 

Approached court or commission

11.1% Yes 1
 
 
77.8% No 7

Approached security officials

88.9% Yes 8
 
 
11.1% No 1

Reason the family did not pursue any kind of action

77.8% Afraid of retaliation 7
 
44.4% Believed it would have been ineffective 4
 
11.1% Not applicable 1
 
11.1% Didn’t know what to do 1
 

Remedies desired from government

55.6% Criminal sanctions against those responsible 5
 
55.6% Investigations into abuses 5
 
44.4% Truth commission 4
 
33.3% Rehabilitation services to family members 3
 
33.3% Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths 3
 
11.1% Monetary compensation to family 1
 
11.1% Employment 1
 
11.1% Desire nothing from government 1
 

Year & District 

District

100.0% Nawanshahr 9
 

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
 
22.2% 1987 2
 
11.1% 1988 1
 
0.0% 1989 0
 
0.0% 1990 0
 
0.0% 1991 0
 
22.2% 1992 2
 
11.1% 1993 1
 
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
 
33.3% Date Unknown 3