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Today on the International Day of the Disappeared, several families of the enforced disappeared persons of Kashmir today observed a sit-in Srinagar. Below is the statement issued by the Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP). Today, on 30th August 2015, The International Day of the Disappeared, Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons [APDP] assemble to commemorate the more than 8000 disappeared persons of Jammu and Kashmir who were subjected to enforced or involuntary disappearances since the outbreak of conflict in 1989.Moreover, APDP also memorializes hundreds and thousands of disappeared from Punjab (between 1984-1992), Assam, Manipur, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Maharashtra

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The Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP) on Wednesday held a silent sit in protest here at pratap park against the ‘enforced’ disappearance of their dear ones. According to KNS correspondent, while holding the protests, the relatives of disappeared persons alleged that their kin have been subjected to enforced disappearances since 1990. “From last fifteen years, my son is disappeared as the forces barged in my house and took him away. Since then there are no reports about his whereabouts. I keep searching him till date,” one of the mother of the disappeared persons said. On ten of every

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It has been twenty-five years since the armed rebellion started in Kashmir when the youth from the region travelled across Line of Control and returned as trained armed rebels to fight the Indian forces. The disputed region Jammu and Kashmir is unsolved till date as the people have been demanding right to self-determination. Both India and Pakistan – the two nuclear power countries claim the region as their “integral part” and “jugular vein” respectively. During this intense period of fighting between the rebels and the forces that still continues, as per the human rights organisations’ records, around 100,000 people have

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  Today on the International Day on Enforced Disappearances, Jammu and Kashmir’s Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP) staged a peaceful sit-in protest at Pratap Park, Srinagar. Scores of family members of disappeared persons participated in the peaceful protest that was also attended by Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik who expressed solidarity with the families of the victims and said that his organization would always support the APDP which is fighting for a just cause. The family members whose loved ones are involuntarily disappeared at the hands of the Indian forces during the turmoil in

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By News Desk | Srinagar, Kashmir Starting the International Week of the Disappeared from today the Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP) in Indian-controlled Jammu and Kashmir organised a public meeting “23 years of struggle Against Enforced Disappearances in Jammu and Kashmir” here in Srinagar, to remember the last twenty three years of Kashmir conflict, during which more than 8000 people have been involuntarily disappeared. This year the week starts from May 27 and ends on May 31 2013 during which the people who were forcefully disappeared in world conflicts are remembered by their families and human rights defenders. In

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Photos of people believed to be buried in Kenhama, Chakpora graveyard. In a latest addition to the thousands of unmarked graves exposed in Kashmir, Voice of Victims– a non-political organization has claimed that there are more than 60 unmarked graves in Srinagar and Budgam district of Jammu and Kashmir- a disputed region on India and Pakistan border. The group has started its survey from Chadoora tehsil of Budgam and civil lines areas of Srinagar. It says number of unmarked graves have been identified recently. The areas, given by the group, in which the graves have been found are Nowgam, Wanabal,

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This is a report,  Alleged Perpetrators – Stories of Impunity in Jammu and Kashmir, released today by the International Peoples’ Tribunal On Human Rights And Justice In Indian-Administered Kashmir (IPTK) and Association Of Parents Of Disappeared Persons (APDP). Press release and the executive summary of the report. Srinagar, December 06, 2012 INTERNATIONAL PEOPLES’ TRIBUNAL ON HUMAN RIGHTS AND JUSTICE IN INDIAN-ADMINISTERED KASHMIR [IPTK] / ASSOCIATION OF PARENTS OF DISAPPEARED PERSONS [APDP] Press Release: announce the release of: alleged Perpetrators – Stories of Impunity in Jammu and Kashmir at a press conference on Thursday, December 06, 2012, in Srinagar, Kashmir [Report available

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A mother in a sit-in in Srinagar, demanding wherebouts of her missing son. Photo: Kashmir Monitor By Bisma Malik On the tenth day of every month of every year for last nearly two decades, a recreational local park of in the heart of the city turns into a mourning ground. Wailing mothers gather here in a desperate wait of their sons, who were forcibly disappeared by the Indian forces during the now 23-year-old conflict that has raked the region. Some of women hold fading photographs of their family members who vanished long ago, some wear bandannas with one liner printed

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This is a report released by the JAMMU AND KASHMIR COALITION OF CIVIL SOCIETY, the Bund, Amira Kadal, Srinagar 190001, (www.jkccs.net) TOTAL KILLINGS Year 2011 has just passed, and many have declared this year, a peaceful year in Jammu and Kashmir. Ofcourse assertions of peace by various quarters are relative. Enforced silence cannot be construed as peace. Despite the hype of peace, people of Jammu and Kashmir have witnessed unabated violence, human rights abuses, denial of civil and political rights, absence of mechanisms of justice, heightened militarization and surveillance. The figures of violent incidents suggest that 2011 as usual has been the

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This is a press statement by Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons, issued here today. Callousness of the government continues vis-à-vis victims of human rights abuses and in particular against the family members of those who have disappeared in the last two decades in Jammu and Kashmir. The relatives of more than 8000 persons continue to wait for the government to probe all the cases of disappearances, deliver justice to the families of the disappeared and punish the perpetrators. More than three months have passed since the State Human Rights Commission (SHRC), after endorsing our findings on unmarked graves and

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